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Had a really nice like $80 LowePro camera bag thats just been sitting around unused.

I do a lot of theatrical installs in New York City, so being able to take what I need on the subway is a definite plus.


Here is my solution:
















Not EVERY tool, but not bad for a backpack!
 

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Nice idea there brother.
 

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Had a really nice like $80 LowePro camera bag thats just been sitting around unused.

I do a lot of theatrical installs in New York City, so being able to take what I need on the subway is a definite plus
Nice layout, I'll bet you pack 99% of everything you need.

Never been in a 'real' metropolitan environment, and can not imagine going to work by subway, not to mention having to 'tote' your tools. Best Wishes Sir.

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Theatrical Installs...just conjours up visions of you turning up to the site, chaufeur driven Limo and entering the theate in some edwardian costume with all the lace and a big floppy hat; shouting ' my darlings, I have arrived...fear ye not for I shall lighten your darkness '
 

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Nice layout, I'll bet you pack 99% of everything you need.

Never been in a 'real' metropolitan environment, and can not imagine going to work by subway, not to mention having to 'tote' your tools. Best Wishes Sir.

Work'in For That Free Tee . . .
I have worked in midtown Manhattan where you had the driver drop you off on a service call and he just kept driving around the block til you were done. Also have parked the truck in an all day lot and worked around a two or three block radius. I have known guys that had a backpack and a canvas bag to do the bus and subway deal for service calls for one customer like a property management company. It isn't all as bad as it sounds.

Working on off Broadway theaters is an experience all it's own. Wiring done by the stage crews is either neat and orderly or a complete mess that glows in the dark from unprotected over amping.
 

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I wanna see the backpack with the knock out set , and the one with the hammer drill in it.

(and a pic of you carrying them up the subway steps)
 

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I wanna see the backpack with the knock out set , and the one with the hammer drill in it.

(and a pic of you carrying them up the subway steps)
That isn't a stretch, you need to see the stuff that rides the subway. And just because you are riding the subway to get to a job doesn't mean once you are there that a tool crib and gang boxes aren't on site. It all depends on the property. One of the first companies I worked for was almost exclusively a service company. They had parts cabinets/ rooms in many locations. Not to mention calling the shop and having a bicycle messenger service bring over parts and tools. When in the city you need to be creative.
 

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That isn't a stretch, you need to see the stuff that rides the subway. And just because you are riding the subway to get to a job doesn't mean once you are there that a tool crib and gang boxes aren't on site. It all depends on the property. One of the first companies I worked for was almost exclusively a service company. They had parts cabinets/ rooms in many locations. Not to mention calling the shop and having a bicycle messenger service bring over parts and tools. When in the city you need to be creative.
My education was sorely neglected. I missed out on a lot.

I'll bet you guys 'sort of' enjoyed city work.

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My education was sorely neglected. I missed out on a lot.

I'll bet you guys 'sort of' enjoyed city work.

Work'in For That Free Tee . . .
Try doing a huge job (like high-rise apartments or retail stores) in a downtown setting where street parking is about as common as hens teeth, and what little there is is always full. Then you need to have material delivered between 10PM and 4AM.
 

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My education was sorely neglected. I missed out on a lot.

I'll bet you guys 'sort of' enjoyed city work.

Work'in For That Free Tee . . .
I have been mostly on the other side of the river for the last two years and I miss the city often. It has it's own unique benefits. Going down to street level and having 6 or 7 good pizza places in the same block. Fun people to watch. The "special" women you see in some locations. It all makes the hours fly by. I have never had my truck or van ripped off in the city, that is a jersey thing, that has happened way too often. Some places in NJ you take your life in your hands working there, or that's the way it seems. Most guys have a lot of stories that start the same "I was doing this job in Newark...............".
 

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Try doing a huge job (like high-rise apartments or retail stores) in a downtown setting where street parking is about as common as hens teeth, and what little there is is always full. Then you need to have material delivered between 10PM and 4AM.

Did you say overtime and shift differential $$$$$$$ ?
 

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That's why you get a CCW permit. :whistling2:
Not in NJ you don't, especially since 9/11. I am one that would rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6. I can toss a pretty mean Kabar.
 

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....I can toss a pretty mean Kabar.
Too much work. Besides, if you miss, you've given the bad guy another weapon. If I miss, he really can't use the bullet against me. (Given that 1. he can find it, and 2. he can dig it out) Unless he carries a reloader, power, casings, etc. with him and is really fast.

I guess I'm lazy. I'd rather just pull with one finger.....
 

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Too much work. Besides, if you miss, you've given the bad guy another weapon. If I miss, he really can't use the bullet against me. (Given that 1. he can find it, and 2. he can dig it out) Unless he carries a reloader, power, casings, etc. with him and is really fast.

I guess I'm lazy. I'd rather just pull with one finger.....
In a crowd mine is much quieter, and I haven't missed yet.
 

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That's why you get a CCW permit. :whistling2:
Gotta kiss many a Judges ass to get that in NY.

Theatrical Installs...just conjours up visions of you turning up to the site, chaufeur driven Limo and entering the theate in some edwardian costume with all the lace and a big floppy hat; shouting ' my darlings, I have arrived...fear ye not for I shall lighten your darkness '

We try to keep the egos for those on stage.:whistling2: Someone usually fu*ks that up:laughing:

Im really liking this whole new shift towards smaller drills too. I will never carry a 20lb cordless dewalt again-maybe a 20lb Hilti drill

Random any show that Im Master Elec on you can bet the cabeling looks like the goddamn wiring harness to the space shuttle. Makes for easier troubleshooting later on.
 

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I have been mostly on the other side of the river for the last two years and I miss the city often. It has it's own unique benefits. Going down to street level and having 6 or 7 good pizza places in the same block. Fun people to watch. The "special" women you see in some locations. It all makes the hours fly by. I have never had my truck or van ripped off in the city, that is a jersey thing, that has happened way too often. Some places in NJ you take your life in your hands working there, or that's the way it seems. Most guys have a lot of stories that start the same "I was doing this job in Newark...............".

Newark still remains the ONLY city Ive ever successfully been chased by a crack whore.

Growing up in Brooklyn Ive seen some ****, but man Newark takes the cake.
 

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I think Newark is much better then it was. I just did a 1 week shot there and walked around for lunch having a bottle of water. I enjoyed it and never felt threatened. I was local 52 pryer to the merge with 164. Our territory was Essex county and alot of our work was Newark.
 

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I think Newark is much better then it was. I just did a 1 week shot there and walked around for lunch having a bottle of water. I enjoyed it and never felt threatened. I was local 52 pryer to the merge with 164. Our territory was Essex county and alot of our work was Newark.
it might be better in some areas than in past years but overall there is way too much shooting going on. You don't have to worry so much about being attacked as much as avoiding a stray bullet from a couple blocks over. I used to do service down on Broad near Emmet often, my van was ventilated more than twice. I ran new wiring up to the RTU's on Grainger right on Emmet St. only to find the pc board on the unit for the office area had a 9mm in it causing a short. It maybe ok during the day but it gets too dark after sundown.
 

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I have been mostly on the other side of the river for the last two years and I miss the city often. It has it's own unique benefits. Going down to street level and having 6 or 7 good pizza places in the same block. Fun people to watch. The "special" women you see in some locations. It all makes the hours fly by. I have never had my truck or van ripped off in the city, that is a jersey thing, that has happened way too often. Some places in NJ you take your life in your hands working there, or that's the way it seems. Most guys have a lot of stories that start the same "I was doing this job in Newark...............".

when u say jursey is that the jursey in the channel islands ?
 
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