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Old 10-26-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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Hello Guys and Gals . First let me introduce myself. My name is Mike and I'm from Southern California. I Just recently retired from the Navy after serving over 20 years as an electrician. I'm what they call Electrician's mate (EM) otherwise known as shipboard electrician. Even with 20 years experience, let me tell you that I have a whole lot to learn to continue doing the trade as a residential or commercial electrician which I am trying to pursue.

Being an electrician in on U.S. warships differ in many ways. e.g. 115 Volt receptacles are non polarized. Means no hot and neutral - both are hot. System is ungrounded. Conduit bending is non-existent. Coding for cables are totally different. We don not use wire nuts, instead we use terminal lugs fastened with screw and nut. We do not follow the NEC Code.The Construction electricians (CE) or Seabees in the Navy would have been the closest thing as a residential/commercial electricians.

So you see folks I'm in my learning curve and I thank this site and to all of you for your contribution.
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Well welcome aboard , spent few years in the navy just 4 nice to sea a fellow EM on board . take care best to and good luck to ya

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