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Old 01-22-2015, 05:45 PM   #21
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What USED TO peeve me !

(I am retired now )

Customers that would say...... I COULD DO IT MYSELF , BUT I DON"T HAVE THE TIME !!!
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:53 PM   #22
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The Customer is always , RIGHT ?
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:57 PM   #23
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When the siding guys have too much time on there hands.
When people put their romex in boxes without stripping it first.

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Old 01-22-2015, 10:39 PM   #24
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When people strip romex before putting in box...after they staple it close to box first.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:01 PM   #25
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and the jacket is too short?
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i like neat! just doesnt always happen
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And the staples are too tight! LOL
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:03 AM   #27
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When there is only 2 inches of conductor in a box and you have to break the device to get it out.
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When the siding guys have too much time on there hands.
Who leaves that much length sticking out of the box?
Waste of material.
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When there is only 2 inches of conductor in a box and you have to break the device to get it out.
When I redeviced an old house, the receptacles were painted over so many times, when prying off the old plate, the device same out in pieces with the plate.
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Fiddling around with making code proposals for no real safety reason, but instead attempting to elevate ones own perceived status among peers.
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Who leaves that much length sticking out of the box?
Waste of material.

The switch was "possibly" being moved. GC didn't tell us for sure yet. We got paid for the wire. No waste there.
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Customers who watch me work, All. Effing. Day...
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Customers who watch me work, All. Effing. Day...
I tell those customers to watch carefully, there will be a test when I'm done.
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1) EC's who schedule inspection without having the work to be inspected completed. Then getting pissed that it failed or begging the inspector to go ahead and pass it this one time.
( this happens 1 or 2 times a week)
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EC's who litter a basement ceiling with junction boxes. I have a basement development right now in a very nice heritage home and have eight octagon splice boxes to deal with. They were installed when the main floor was rewired. They are completely unnecessary and now my renovation job will look like chit.
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EC's who litter a basement ceiling with junction boxes. I have a basement development right now in a very nice heritage home and have eight octagon splice boxes to deal with. They were installed when the main floor was rewired. They are completely unnecessary and now my renovation job will look like chit.
What kind of hack electrician uses an octagon box for splices?
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EC's who litter a basement ceiling with junction boxes. I have a basement development right now in a very nice heritage home and have eight octagon splice boxes to deal with. They were installed when the main floor was rewired. They are completely unnecessary and now my renovation job will look like chit.
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What kind of hack electrician uses an octagon box for splices?
The same hack who screws them to the underside of the subfloor with about a foot of free play in the cable.

In this case, the previous owner raised the house and poured new basement walls to increase the ceiling height. Then he hired a hack electrician to screw up that ceiling.

I will sometimes use an octagon box for spices if completely necessary. That way I can put a white cover on it in a finished ceiling. But at least I put it in a closet or someplace where it's not obvious.

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I hate it when a guy on the job starts cutting circuits on without checking to see if that circuit is completed and closed up and I go in to pick up on the trim out and POW now I got #12 hole in my side cutters AND a second #12 slot in my strippers
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