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Old 01-31-2015, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default What do you condsider more a pain roughing or finishing?

It feels like finish work is more a pain for me because you are being rushed and you have to walk gingerly around appliances and granite.. I also hate explaining arc faults and why stuff isn't working..lol I also hate dragging all the excess material back on the truck without being given time to organize it... What I do love about it is that I am in the warmth of a new home and not freezing my butt off striping petrified romex wire and touching cold recessed cans..
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:58 PM   #2
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Definitely finish work.
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I love roughing in.

Trim work is tedious. Especially cutting in bathroom vanities and hanging chandeliers. Only thing I like about trim out is back stabbing everything, and all the scrap wire left over from making up the panel.
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Finishing.

'Coz the HO ALWAYS changes their mind between rough and trim.
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At my job my boss says finish work is easier than rough cause there is no thinking involved. Mind you I'm always fixing , diagnosing arc fault problems , and moving things with the minimal damage..
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Now that AFCI'S are in play, the finish drags on finding all of the faults...
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Now that AFCI'S are in play, the finish drags on finding all of the faults...
Rough it in right the first time and you shouldn't have AFCI faults, ya hack.

Personally I hate rough in and would prefer fit up.
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Now that AFCI'S are in play, the finish drags on finding all of the faults...
What AFCI's?
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At my job my boss says finish work is easier than rough cause there is no thinking involved. Mind you I'm always fixing , diagnosing arc fault problems , and moving things with the minimal damage..
Other than panel changes & service upgrades, my favorite thing to do is pull MC and romex.
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Biggest pain is getting paid sometimes.
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Other than panel changes & service upgrades, my favorite thing to do is pull MC and romex.
If I'm not doing HVAC controls or motor controls or fire alarm work then I would rather be running pipe and doing large distribution centres.

I hate resi work anyway.
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Finishing.
And hey young guys. Don't be afraid to go and wash your hands before finishing or working with ceiling tiles.
Finger prints and dirty hands for this work is HACK!
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And hey young guys. Don't be afraid to go and wash your hands before finishing or working with ceiling tiles.
Finger prints and dirty hands for this work is HACK!
A lot of jobs I've done so far are getting trimmed out while the water and plumbing are still not set up so we don't really have the option to wash hands.

I try to be careful not to touch the walls and wipe off cover plates after they're in.
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And hey young guys. Don't be afraid to go and wash your hands before finishing or working with ceiling tiles.
Finger prints and dirty hands for this work is HACK!

I come to work clean and shaved everyday.

It's when the boss has me dig in the pool pipes than come inside and hang some fixtures without the plumbing being ready yet. Finger prints are pretty unavoidable.
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I come to work clean and shaved everyday.

It's when the boss has me dig in the pool pipes than come inside and hang some fixtures without the plumbing being ready yet. Finger prints are pretty unavoidable.
Fingerprints are 99%avoidable if you carry a 5
Gal paint bucket full of water and have some dish soap handy. I wash my hands at ten min intervals when trim out is on.
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Here is what I do:

During rough-in, I do everything possible to make finishing easy. I Wago temporary splices at my receptacles and switches. Then I fire up my circuits and test everything. That tells me if anything was missed and if I have any arc faults. I test all my recessed cans with a light bulb. I had a bad run a while back with bad Halo socket connections.

Sometimes I do a pre-finish, installing devices, etc. before finish paint. That helps alleviate the chaos three days before occupancy. I also like to hang undercabinet lighting before the countertops go in.
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Fingerprints are 99%avoidable if you carry a 5
Gal paint bucket full of water and have some dish soap handy. I wash my hands at ten min intervals when trim out is on.


What about the powder ? Especially if ceiling tiles are in play .


I hate finish work , with most others .




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I actually had an idea for a t shirt that said....."I'd rather be Roughing"
to wear on finishes, but I didn't want to look like a complainer.
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Gal paint bucket full of water and have some dish soap handy. I wash my hands at ten min intervals when trim out is on.

Yeah okay. Let me just make sure I fill up my bucket with water before work, and keep it in the van all day.
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