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I have looked and asked friends in the business, I can't get a straight answer on getting licensed. I do not know what is required. If possible I would like to get licensed, if I dont have to jump through hoops like everything else in this state.
 

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I have looked and asked friends in the business, I can't get a straight answer on getting licensed. I do not know what is required. If possible I would like to get licensed, if I dont have to jump through hoops like everything else in this state.
Then here is how you find out what you gotta do.
Good luck in your quest.
 

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lol! believe me I have. I use google enough, I believe you could possibly find blueprints for a a-bomb. but I havent found my answer for this.
 

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thanks for the link. I will look more into this. Ive gone through local (saratoga county) licensing page, with no luck. perhaps areas such as saratoga springs, clifton park, etc each have their own licensing? It just seems bogus to me that its not a state-wide program.
 

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I've done wiring on cars, trailers, etc throughout the years as well.
Hell, maybe you can help me out. i've got a customer that mounted a Guardian 7.5kw lp genset on the cargo rack on top, and all the way to the rear of a 40' aluminum horse trailer with living quarters.

The remote start will be by the door in the living quarters and the 30A cordset is up at the front of the trailer.

What wiring method would you use on this sleek looking trailer? Also, DPDT or just a receptacle?

Thx.
 

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I would probably use MC and find a way to run it in the inside upper corner of the trailer roof, and i forgot what the rest of your question said so ill have to post again lol
 

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Why would you need a double pull switch for a remote start? is it a diesel? maybe a glowplug on the down position, and start on the top? I would think a momentary would suffice. and the generator is for? lighting? receptacles? I'll tell you what bring it by and i'll take a look.
 

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SVT,

I will tell you that being an unlicensed contractor, no electrical if required or no business license and no insurance puts you in a rough spot on an electrical forum.


The licensed contractors frown on this type of business plan as generally it hurts the legitimate contractors.

And while what we do is not magic or requires a PHD, OJT goes a long way in forming a good electrician. Self-taught is admirable, and maybe what you wire does not burn down. But I THINK doing it right without some guidance along the way is WELL NOT IMPOSSIBLE, but damn tough.

Just my two cents
 

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Because I don't have a license does not mean I dont know what I'm doing.
You did state you had no experience working with an electrical contractor?

You have no formal or informal apprenticeship? Never worked as a helper?
 

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I have experience working with non licensed electricians. Lets get one thing straight, none of you have seen my work, therefore making any statement, or assumption that I do not know what I'm doing, would be nothing more than an opinion.
 

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Hows it going?
I've recently started my own business specializing in residential service.
Im not licensed, I know that may be looked down upon by some, however I enjoy doing this work and have been doing it for a while. I do not know everything and will not claim to, I joined this site in hopes to learn a thing or two from seasoned electricians. I wish to stick to residential work, follow the code, and laws, and hope to become successful at what I do. I would like to become a licensed electrician, But I need time under a licensed contractor to do so, I believe. (I have yet to find a straight answer on becoming licensed in new york state)
Welcome to ET.....:thumbup::thumbup:
 

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Ya, welcome to ET.
Don't take anything personal.
At least you didn't say you were an AC guy or roofer. :)
 

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Hows it going?
I've recently started my own business specializing in residential service.
Im not licensed, I know that may be looked down upon by some, however I enjoy doing this work and have been doing it for a while. I do not know everything and will not claim to, I joined this site in hopes to learn a thing or two from seasoned electricians. I wish to stick to residential work, follow the code, and laws, and hope to become successful at what I do. I would like to become a licensed electrician, But I need time under a licensed contractor to do so, I believe. (I have yet to find a straight answer on becoming licensed in new york state)
Well I really like doing brain surgery, but I'm not licensed or had formal training. Best part about it is, if I screw up the customer never complains!
 

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If you compare residential electric to brain surgery, you must not be very smart. Just saying. Ive come here to learn a thing or two, not be bashed. I feel as welcome as a civic at a subaru meet lol. But I dont mind, Im sure theres plenty of helpful people on this board.
 

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If you compare residential electric to brain surgery, you must not be very smart. Just saying. Ive come here to learn a thing or two, not be bashed. I feel as welcome as a civic at a subaru meet lol. But I dont mind, Im sure theres plenty of helpful people on this board.
I wasn't comparing the two, I was being jocular. Around here being bashed is pretty much the norm. If it's hugs you came for, you're out of luck.
 
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