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#146700 - 02/09/04 08:32 PM Topics for Chat - What are your Interests?
Bill Addiss Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
What do you think would be interesting?

What are your Interests? Hobbies?

Any particular area of what you do that you'd like to discuss? Business? Theory?

Suggestions???

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#146701 - 02/09/04 08:40 PM Re: Topics for Chat - What are your Interests?
Bill Addiss Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
I'll start here.

Besides Electrical and Code Related I'd suggest the following Topics might be of interest to some:

Theory
Computers
Digital Photography

Bill

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#146702 - 02/10/04 04:47 PM Re: Topics for Chat - What are your Interests?
jeffrose Offline
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Registered: 02/03/04
Posts: 33
Loc: Boston MA
I'm always interested in finding out what contractors are installing around the country, what architects "specing out" on jobs. New products is always a crowd pleaser! lighting controls, lights, tools etc.

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#146703 - 02/11/04 12:01 AM Re: Topics for Chat - What are your Interests?
dougwells Offline
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 1228
Loc: kamloops BC Canada
one weak point with me is trying to be diplomatic about informing home owners about the Electrical code violations that exists on their premises.
These people have often bought there home with these problems and nobody has brought them to their attention.

sometimes i get the feeling that they think i am just trying to drum up business.
Or if they have done the work themselves or a handyman has done it for them they take the attitude that it has worked for many years.

I would like to suggest a discussion of properly informing potential customers about the hazards with out sounding condescending

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#146704 - 02/14/04 06:11 PM Re: Topics for Chat - What are your Interests?
LK Offline
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1721
Loc: New Jersey
Doug,
Business topics would be a good chat, learning more about how to market for EC's would be an intresting chat.

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#146705 - 02/14/04 06:25 PM Re: Topics for Chat - What are your Interests?
Trumpy Offline
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8540
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Bill,
I have a number of interests, but the question I ask is:
Who on earth would want to talk about these sorts of things?:
  • Ham and other Radio subjects.
  • Electrical Experimentation.
  • TV reticulation(MATV, CATV systems).
  • Electronics Theory.
  • Rotary-Wing Aviation.
  • Lighting: Fluorescent
    : Metal-Halide
    : Low/High Pressure Sodium
  • Computer Software.
  • Good Customer Service.
  • US Wiring types and Methods.
  • GFCI Protection
  • Fuse Selection for LV and voltages upwards.
  • General Wiring Practices.
  • Electrical Safety as it applies to the electrician of today.
  • Dangerous work Practices.

Most of these are just ideas that I have had for topics, if anyone would like to add to this list, please go ahead!.
Also please bear in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive, someone (hopefully!) will have better ideas than me!.
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#146706 - 04/21/04 08:19 AM Re: Topics for Chat - What are your Interests?
aldav53 Offline
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Registered: 08/22/01
Posts: 547
Loc: Chandler, AZ USA
Just having a chat room to get an immediate code question answered would be great.
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#146707 - 05/05/04 08:05 PM Re: Topics for Chat - What are your Interests?
kody wilson Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 13
Loc: vancouver wa. 98664
yes code qestions.
where do I find the location of disconect rules. like disconect means should be 50' and with in sight. Right?

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#146708 - 05/28/04 07:31 PM Re: Topics for Chat - What are your Interests?
Trumpy Offline
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8540
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Hey Bill,
I'd like to see if we could have a chat on the basics of Digital Photography.
Is this idea plausible?.
{Mike}
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#146709 - 05/28/04 07:44 PM Re: Topics for Chat - What are your Interests?
Bill Addiss Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA
Sure! Why not??

Anyone else interested in that?

Bill

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