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Old 03-21-2008, 08:16 PM   #1
 
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Sorry, I missed this intro forum when I signed up....

I'm mac, and I live and work near Wormtown (Worcester), MA.

Right now I am an electrical installer for a mobile AC power company. We take empty, plain white trucks and outfit them with AC generators, breaker boxes, air / manhole service modules, inverters, AC's, heaters, lights, receptacles, compressors, marker lights, beacons, remote spot lights, GPS systems, trailer breaking and lighting controls, shelving and storage systems, work benches, bla, bla, bla.

It's pretty fun. I need to be part electrician, part mechanic, and part carpenter (but certainly not a plumber!) at my job. The trucks are like little houses on wheels. We hook up the feeders from the generators to the breaker box, run conduit, pull wire, hook up outlets, and all the finish work that goes along with that. I have enjoyed the installation of AC wiring systems and now I am inspired to become an electrician. Here's some pix:

http://s36.photobucket.com/albums/e1...77/Work%20Pix/

Right now I'm studying on my own (Park Publishing, Audel, NFPA 70), gearing up for electricity school, and keeping an eye open for a Journeyman or Master to apprentice under.

I have a dry sense of humor and foot-in-mouth disease - so forgive me if I post something that seems offensive; I'm sure I didn't mean it!



OK, I am also into WH40k / WFB, playing / recording music, my wife and my dog.

-thanx

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Taxachusetts ?!
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The state where now you can't even smell alcohol and drive.
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The state where now you can't even smell alcohol and drive.

Unless your with the 'senior and or Junior senator! Then it's all good.
(but then who would want to be?)

---I have a dry sense of humor and foot-in-mouth disease - so forgive me if I post something that seems offensive; I'm sure I didn't mean it! ----

Mackie, Join my club!!! these guys catch on fast. You'll enjoy it here!

No "glass chins" Around. (ya know, "iron fist, glass chin")

What are those trucks for?

BTW; Welcome. 30 mins East of ya.
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:04 AM   #8
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BTW; Welcome. 30 mins East of ya.
And welcome from 30 min west of you.

I don't know if it just seems this way but I think there are alot of us MASSholes on here.
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Taxachusetts, no drinking and driving unless you're a senator, massholes: - yes, yes, and yes!

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The *large wireless phone company* trucks are fiber optic splicing and underground (manhole) service and installation trucks. When we get done with them they're really awesome! They're like rolling workshops; lights, plenty of electrical outlets inside and out, counter top, work bench (with vise), compressed air, all sorts of cabinets / shelves / drawers, heat & AC, ladder racks, etc.

The *power company* trucks are used by the electric sub-station guys. They have all of the stuff that goes in the VZ trucks and more. It takes about 30 man-hours of work to make the white/red/black trucks and about twice that for the white/blue ones.

We do all of the aforementioned company's vehicles - vans, pickups, cars, etc. - so long as they don't have any hydraulic (cherry pickers) equipment on them. Another company does that and we try not to step on each other's toes.

We also do vehicle conversions for like Joe's Plumbing / Sparky's Electric, etc: shelving, ladder racks, inverters, beacons / lights, GPS, etc. So, if you need a vehicle for your business, we can do it!



-thanx, guys.
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Sorry, I missed this intro forum when I signed up....

I'm mac, and I live and work near Wormtown (Worcester), MA.
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Right now I'm studying on my own (Park Publishing, Audel, NFPA 70), gearing up for electricity school, and keeping an eye open for a Journeyman or Master to apprentice under.

I have a dry sense of humor and foot-in-mouth disease - so forgive me if I post something that seems offensive; I'm sure I didn't mean it!



OK, I am also into WH40k / WFB, playing / recording music, my wife and my dog.

-thanx

2 Cor 13:14

I'm also a Mac, so from one to another never apologize for humor, it comes with the territory around here. I came to electrical work from the Marines and most people think normal electricians are arrogant, opinionated, and headstrong. Go figure.
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And welcome from 30 min west of you.

I don't know if it just seems this way but I think there are alot of us MASSholes on here.
A lot of you up my way too!!

Welcome, Mackie!
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