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Old 02-01-2015, 05:09 PM   #21
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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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Old 02-01-2015, 05:14 PM   #22
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Clean white cotton gloves if you have to lift any ceiling tiles......anything else can be touched up but I have used the baby wipes idea as well. They're great for wiping up your hands before having a bite to eat too if you're in a spot with no wash up areas.
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White-Out is great for any smudges or fingerprints on ceiling tiles.
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Yeah okay. Let me just make sure I fill up my bucket with water before work, and keep it in the van all day.

Giggle, giggle. Like it is impossible to find water on a residential job. 85th floor highrise, maybe another thing entirely, but a simple wet cloth would take care of most of the problem anyway. So many tards, so little time........
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:58 PM   #25
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:42 PM   #26
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Having a tub of the orange towels takes care of most issues. Not a fan of rough in. Getting paid and the calls later on after the explanation about arc faults.
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:51 PM   #27
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Finishing is much more of a pain. I enjoy tearing around recklessly mounting boxes and pulling wire like the 6'1, 250 lbs. behemoth that I am. I do not enjoy having tight plugging/switching deadlines from the boss whilst the GC insists on breathing down our necks with their stupid point-and-shoot cameras digging for dirt we may or may not have caused.

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As a worker I love busting it out and roughing and seeing how much done I can get in a day.

But I can see how a finish is more fun for the boss man because he gets his check and gets the **** outta there!
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I love finish work..take that anyday. And it's like someone already said, if you do a good rough the finish should be a breeze.
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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.
What do you mean "cutting in bathroom vanities"
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What do you mean "cutting in bathroom vanities"
I'm guessing cutting a receptacle box into the side of a vanity cabinet. Either that, locating and cutting in boxes for vanity lights.
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Now that AFCI'S are in play, the finish drags on finding all of the faults...
I do mostly commercial, I did a house last year and had 2 faults so I just Shockdoced it. Where do the faults mostly occur?
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I was always taught to lift ceiling tiles out with the backs of my hands... getting them back in is sometimes a pain though.

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I'm not the greatest making up boxes I think I leave the wires too long ,any tips from the gurus ?
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I'm not the greatest making up boxes I think I leave the wires too long ,any tips from the gurus ?
Use wire cutters?
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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.
Other then another electrician or the plumber on the job, do think anyone is going to know what your talking about?
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So your the one!
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Other then another electrician or the plumber on the job, do think anyone is going to know what your talking about?
Nope.....that was the extent of my target audience.
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I love finish work..take that anyday. And it's like someone already said, if you do a good rough the finish should be a breeze.
You can do a good rough and still have a ****ty finish...Example: boss gives you four days to finish but the gc and homeowner change their minds on things also the whole "the lights didn't come in yet or they bought lights but no bulbs... You tell boss this but he doesn't want to do to many change orders because he likes the builder blah blah...
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