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  1. Searching for a Local 134 Foreman-Chicago

    General Electrical Discussion
    Good afternoon. I just created this account, but I can assure you I am not a robot or some type of rip off scam artist. I was referred here by my brother, who is a local 134 electrician for my company. We are a union shop that has been in business for 52 years. Now that the disclaimer is out of...
  2. Chicago IL code for wire

    Other Codes and Standards
    Does anyone know if Chicago electrical code doesn't allow stranded wire in smaller gauges? I always use solid and almost always see solid but still not sure what code says about solid vs stranded.
  3. TYpe of cable for underground conduit to detached garage in Chicago

    Residential Electrical Forum
    A buddy of mine recently discovered (the hard way) that the underground cable from his house to his detached garage was not only 6" below groud, but that it was also just a 12/2 romex. Now I will be running conduit from the main to the garage with a disconnect switch. My normal jobs are not...
  4. Starting own business in Chicagoland

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hello guys I know the guys on this forum don't like to share this kind of information but I'll give it a shot. I've established my own company December 2011 after I got my Chicago Electrician license in September I was working for Sears, Normandy and a few others. Total of 6+ years of...
  5. Chicago Union - How do i join?!

    Union Topics
    I need some help, I got trough 4 years of school in michigan, and decided to move to chicago before I took my test in michigan. I need to know what is the best way to get a job in chicago, and how I go about joining the union. Thanks
  6. Can't find work in Chicago...

    Residential Electrical Forum
    Hi Guys, I was wondering if anyone who is located in the Chicago area knows anyone hiring. I have been laid off due to lack of work and have not been able to find steady work in over a year. My main focus is residential service work. I am an excellent troubleshooter. This housing crunch has...
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