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Old 01-30-2015, 08:29 AM   #41
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The OP said it was in a nursing home, want to hear some sniveling? Use PB Blaster indoors then watch the staff start complaining as the stench flows throughout the building. PB Blaster stinks when used in the open air, use it a closed space & it really will stink.
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Not sure but, I think everyone here will agree that if someone showed up on my job with a tubing cutter expecting to run EMT, I would either get his money or hand him a shovel.
It was a requirement on the job we were on
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Go down to the drug store and get some Oil of Wintergreen. It's a great non-toxic rust cutter and lubricant, plus it smells great. People will just think you are chewing a lot of gum.

Despite popular belief, WD40 is not that great of a rust cutter or lube. It's purpose is in the name; WD stands for Water Displacer. Personally I hate the smell, as do a lot of people. In high school I worked in a junk yard tearing apart antique cars, all we ever used was Oil of Wintergreen. I have never found anything better, including Liquid Wrench.
Completely off topic .....like that's an unusual event around here......but Oil of Wintergreen also works awesome for softening up old rubber. I used it and some rubbing alcohol mixed together to soak the carb boots for one of my motorcycles. The rubber was all dried and hard and impossible to work with, soaked it in that **** for 24 hrs......and the rubber was soft and malleable and slid right on the carbs and onto the heads like they were brand new.
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I just take a 1/ 4" drill bit to them and drill them in half
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Snap the lockout. Pry and snap.
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I'd be worried about the thing jumping around and contacting the hot lugs or something. Being a quick changeover, we had to prep everything as far as possible with panel and branch circuits hot.

All conduits besides the feeder were 1/2" and 3/4, but in a small 100 amp panel and tight together, which really only allowed a screwdriver or slim tool in there.
Watch that hot work, it's a no no. Be careful if they have you do hot work all the time.
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I would be interested in any info that would indicate that a tubing cutter is against code. I have always used one with a reamer and as mentioned already, I am pretty sure that is the issue. Also, to remove rusty or bound nuts in tight spaces I always drill and split.
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This kind of tubing cutter would be acceptable I believe.

http://www.toolup.com/greenlee_8600_...FW4V7AodpkcAyg
I have never used that greenlee, but the ones that the plumbers use will remove a small strip of the "N" from your THHN.

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