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#150986 - 03/12/06 03:12 AM I'm a MAN, I work 480V Live!!
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8540
Loc: SI,New Zealand
I had an e-mail from a guy just now that said just that in the subject line.
I would counter that with you are a long time dead my friend.
I got rid of the e-mail but if any of you are stupid enough to send me an e-mail like that, make sure you beat yourself stupid afterwards.
Because if you don't, I will.
Idiot.
Safety eh?.
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#150987 - 03/12/06 04:50 AM Re: I'm a MAN, I work 480V Live!!
Surfinsparky Offline
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Registered: 07/29/05
Posts: 77
Loc: merritt island fl usa
Unreal he was most likely holding a light for someone else.We all have to do live work from time to time.I never brag about or think I am tough or any bs like that.I also never really lokk forward to it.Oh well he is most likely new in the trade.Everbody's got to be green once.I remember the first I put a fuse in a pad mounted x-frmr the exact moment I started to slide the fuse in a squirel bucked phases in the pot head right above me.Talk about bad timing.

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#150988 - 03/12/06 09:34 AM Re: I'm a MAN, I work 480V Live!!
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I like to say "There are BOLD electricians, and there are OLD electricians....but there are no OLD BOLD electricians!

I really think there is no room in the trade for those who "think with their hormones." I don't want those kind of "men" on my jobsite; I want responsible adults.

I once got a letter that had but one word :"Wuss." Now, I've received many letters where the author forgot to sign his message....but this was the first where he signed, but forgot to include his message!

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#150989 - 03/12/06 10:29 AM Re: I'm a MAN, I work 480V Live!!
sierra electrician Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 220
Loc: North Fork, CA USA
I'd like to say, we've all had to do "Live Work" (bare handed) at some time or another. I've never worked anything above 480 live (bare handed)and would flat refuse to do so.
But, there are situations that arise such as emergencey's that require this. I do not like it! I do not condone it! I would never ask anyone else to do it!

Saying someone should be beat stupid is tuff talk from a keyboard, because I'd wager even you have done this.

Rob

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#150990 - 03/12/06 04:32 PM Re: I'm a MAN, I work 480V Live!!
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Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 141
Loc: Florida
I don't think the point was that he worked 480 live,I'd bet most or many of us have. I think the problem was that he for some reason thinks he's a badass for doing so. Im my opinion he's a child and has no business in this field if hes a Jman or if hes a young apprentice he needs to mature.

Want to be a badass and impress me, work on what lineman work on energized.

Hey Surfing, Im south of you in Martin County.

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#150991 - 03/12/06 05:12 PM Re: I'm a MAN, I work 480V Live!!
Surfinsparky Offline
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Registered: 07/29/05
Posts: 77
Loc: merritt island fl usa
I hear gunman the things lineman do is amazing.My hats off to them.A lot of people bad mouth lineman because they see them taking a break or having a mellow day.If they only knew what those guy's face.

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#150992 - 03/12/06 05:55 PM Re: I'm a MAN, I work 480V Live!!
Dnkldorf Offline
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Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1091
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Someday his gravestone might read

"I was a man, who worked on 480 live"

When you don't respect electricity, it comes and gets you...

Dnk...

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#150993 - 03/13/06 12:06 AM Re: I'm a MAN, I work 480V Live!!
Alan Belson Offline
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Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1801
Loc: Mayenne N. France
Graven on his headstone-

Here Lies Hardman.
By 480 He Was Struck.
Hardman.
Hardwired.
Hard Luck.
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#150994 - 03/15/06 05:09 AM Re: I'm a MAN, I work 480V Live!!
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I'm a MAN, I work 480V Live!!


What an idiot!!!

Sorry that some Joker sent you a message like that, Mike (Trumpy).

I bet your Girlfriend must have heard you yelling from across the House when you got that one in the Inbox!

What a Bozo!

It's baloney like that, spouting from Clowns like that dude, which makes it difficult to keep newcomers to the trade safe!

Just wonder what Hobbies a guy like this would have...

"I am a MAN!!!, I Circumcise Badgers for a Hobby!!!

Please excuse the above noted hobby activity - just the first thing coming to mind (kind of my default sarcastic remark - it gets a few laughs though!).

Scott35
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#150995 - 03/15/06 04:38 PM Re: I'm a MAN, I work 480V Live!!
Trumpy Offline

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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8540
Loc: SI,New Zealand
No skin off my nose.
If people want to send me e-mails like that, they'll get the standard reply:
Big Deal!, I can't help but feel that there is a village somewhere missing it's idiot.

This is one of the stranger ones as of late.
I don't recognise the e-mail address, but I'm pretty sure they aren't a member here.
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