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#53456 - 06/26/05 03:57 AM What's the difference?
sccat Offline

Registered: 06/24/05
Posts: 13
Loc: CHN
What's the difference between electrical drafter,electrical engineer and electrician?

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#53457 - 06/26/05 04:51 AM Re: What's the difference?
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
About $50K a year

Actually, EE designs, drafter draws, electrician installs and repairs.

#53458 - 06/26/05 04:59 AM Re: What's the difference?
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA

I was thinking a lot of things, none of which where appropriate for a nice clean forum such as this.
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#53459 - 06/26/05 10:21 AM Re: What's the difference?
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
I was thinking the first draws pretty pictures, the second doodles, and the third makes it work.

#53460 - 06/26/05 10:54 AM Re: What's the difference?
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1721
Loc: New Jersey
The engineer thinks he has it right, the drafter, fixes most of the engineers mistakes, and the electrician fixes the engineers and drafters mistakes.

#53461 - 06/26/05 10:57 AM Re: What's the difference?
Roger Offline

Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
We all come together to make a well oiled efficient machine. (Practicing my politician skills)


#53462 - 06/26/05 11:13 AM Re: What's the difference?
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1721
Loc: New Jersey

Yes, that is what the result should be, when there is good communications, on the project.

#53463 - 06/26/05 11:59 AM Re: What's the difference?
Edward Offline

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 309
Loc: California
Guess who makes the light turn on at the end of the day.


#53464 - 06/26/05 01:14 PM Re: What's the difference?
maintenanceguy Offline

Registered: 12/02/01
Posts: 303
Loc: Southern NJ, USA
A draftsman knows what symbol is used for a GFI.

An electrician knows how to install a GFI.

An engineer knows that an op-amp is used in a voltage amplifier arrangement to remove clamping current from the miniature contactor when the toroid sensing coil detects a net magnetic field due to unbalanced current flow to make a GFI work. But proably couldn't pick out a picture of one in a lineup.

#53465 - 06/26/05 04:52 PM Re: What's the difference?
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Registered: 12/05/04
Posts: 206
Loc: Herndon,Va USA
If all three of them were to do service changes, the one alive at the end of the day would be the electrician.

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