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  1. Alternative Energy Forum
    I'm estimating a project in Wyoming, and I'm told WY has a 3:1 ratio requirement. My organization (from North Carolina) is non-union and so does not have an apprenticeship program (yet.) I'm not too familiar with the Journeyman/Apprentice ratio requirement. Is it really enforced on...
  2. Tools, Equipment and New Products
    Hey fellas quick question, are wire nuts actually good for binding wires together, and are they safe enough to use to cap off live wires while I'm working? Barely ever used wire nuts and when I have they seem like they don't wind both wires together very well, accidentally give the wires a bit...
  3. General Electrical Discussion
    To start, I've been a CW (Union Apprentice w/o going to school for 1 1/2 years). I got accepted into a Union program and I'm looking forward to our yearly rotation between Contactors, but I've worked for my contractor long enough they have taught me how to Trimble. I'm currently paid over-scale...
  4. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi guys, I've been on this job site for almost 3 months now. It's a small 4 man crew, and the foreman likes to talk sh#t about everyone, he tells me stories about how he tells his wife to "stfu" and smacks his kids in the back of the head for saying something "stupid." He says this journeyman...
  5. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hey everyone, So I recently finished my test+ interview and got placed #10 for the list of apprentices in Montana. They requested I relocate to the main city hub in my region because I come from a very rural town 4 hours away. I have savings for several months and everything ready but I'm...
  6. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello everyone, 1st year apprentice here. I have been given the task of installing Door Contacts and Emergency Strikes in a library. This involves A LOT of hole-sawing with a drill and a 1 1/8” hole saw through a combination of wood and metal stud. I’ve not been shown how to use the tool, so I’m...
  7. General Electrical Discussion
    So, I've been working for this company for about 10 months now. For the first three months I was in one crew with one of the company's two master electricians. After the few months he switched me to a new crew for reasons unknown to me, except for one reason that I do know about. It's that I...
  8. General Electrical Discussion
    Im currently in the process of applying for a sound and communication electricians apprenticeship at the netzero electrical training institute in Los Angeles. I just want to know if there's anybody here who went to that same school and applied for that same kind of electrician, and want to know...
  9. General Electrical Discussion
    So correct me if I'm wrong but to my knowledge the purpose of the green/bare bonding wire in most scenarios is to bond things that shouldn't be an electrical path so it creates a direct short, a path directly onto the ground bar, which is tied to neutral at main service which creates direct...
  10. General Electrical Discussion
    So I recently got hired on as a 1st year apprentice. I've been looking to transition to electrical as a career for a while so I'm excited. But after talking with some of the guys here it seems like the scope of work is going to be very specific here and I'm concerned I won't be able to learn as...
  11. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi everyone, I got into the Ibew here in BC as a second year apprentice. Covid struck about three months after I got in and the work has been extremely slow, Im wondering if work is usually this slow in the Ibew in BC, or is it just because covid? Thanks
  12. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Wanted to try and talk to some IBEW members who have experience with the apprenticeship programs. Hopefully this is the right area to post. Im a first year sound installer/tech apprentice who applied and joined completely green. After a bit of experience im realizing what i really wanted to...
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    New Member Introductions
    Just saying hello. Preparing to take my test in the coming months. Does anyone remember where they struggled most when they were at this point? Any pointers are appreciated. Thanks & Chat soon.
  14. General Electrical Discussion
    I have 900 hours as an industrial electrician and recently got furloughed due to the surrounding circumstance with the pandemic. I don't want to sit around at home and not gain my experience, so I applied around. I have already went in back in February and took my aptitude test and received a...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Im new to the forum, I am a young electrician apprentice still learning. Any tips would be much appreciative. I want to take a class to better my knowledge of the field, any suggestions?
  16. Canadian Electrical Forum
    hello! Im finding it very difficult to find any info, or even if its possible, to be a helper for electricians in Quebec I'm in Montreal, Im a permanent resident and have a drivers license we don't really have unions in the uk, or at least they don't have any power, but we do have a new...
  17. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hi, this is kind of a two-fold question. I'm trying to emigrate to canada and PNP programs need a certificate of qualification to be accepted. I have about 4800 hours of work I can refference for in the field from an Argentine employer but aside from my Argentine electrician license (which...
  18. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hello all! I am a complete newbie to this forum, but judging by other threads posted, the community here is very helpful. I am interviewing for a first year Electrical Apprenticeship here in Ontario, and am looking for any advice! Examples: likely questions they will ask, how to best prepare...
  19. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hello, I am a long time lurker on this forum. I recently Passed the aptitude test and interview for the local 353 a few months back and I am on the "Successful candidate list." While I am very grateful for the opportunity, I have many concerns. Is it true the the work is incredibly unstable...
  20. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    I am 22 years old an currently looking to become an apprentice electrician in either Killeen or Temple. I honestly have next to no experience on the field, but I am very willing to learn. Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.
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