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#70587 - 10/10/06 05:14 PM Fun with apprectices
Luketrician Offline
Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 273
Loc: Sale Creek, TN USA
I know when I was coming up through my apprenticeship, journeymen would try and get me to fetch the craziest things. For example..a flex stretcher, yes I fell for it. I emptied a whole gang box looking for one. Good times and memories though!

So what about the rest of ya'll? Ever been sent after something fictional when you were coming up?

FYI: For my incorrect spelling of the Subject title, "Apprentice's" oops!

[This message has been edited by Luketrician (edited 10-10-2006).]
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#70588 - 10/10/06 05:42 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
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Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 449
"Shake this can of paint until the rattle disappears"

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#70589 - 10/10/06 05:55 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
GA76JW Offline
Registered: 03/20/04
Posts: 195
Loc: Suwanee, GA USA
I've heard of one who fell for this.

I need a few ID-10-T's. Go see if you can find some. (IDIOT's)

Also the flourescent tube bender trick. They hand an apprentice a bender and tell him to bend them in a U-shape. Never seen it done, maybe urban legend?

Actually heard one today where they sent a fresh outta hs apprentice after powder-ed water.

Can't think of anymore off the top of my head.
"If common sense was common, everyone would have it"-not sure, someone here

#70590 - 10/10/06 06:01 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
Zapped Offline
Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 481
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Left handed hammer
#70591 - 10/10/06 06:09 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
Luketrician Offline
Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 273
Loc: Sale Creek, TN USA
How about a bucket of amps?
Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

#70592 - 10/10/06 06:14 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
Almost Fried Offline
Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 104
Loc: Madison County, Ark. USA
One of the best comes from my days as an avionics tech, working on the flight line. They would send the new kid down to the other hangars to borrow a bucket of prop wash
#70593 - 10/10/06 06:31 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
Celtic Offline
Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 367
Loc: NJ
Seal tight couplings
Bucket of Steam
Hen Way (Weigh)
Fastangna ...LMAO, my favorite.
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#70594 - 10/10/06 06:42 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
ShockinglyWise Offline
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Registered: 12/20/05
Posts: 4
Left-handed metric cresent wrench....
#70595 - 10/10/06 06:46 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
blackrd Offline
Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 25
Loc: shorewood,il, USA
From my buddy at the cabinet shop: Send somebody out (big shop, multiple bldgs) to get a grain stretcher, send him around awhile, then ask if it was the metric or standard strechter that he needed, then send him out again.
#70596 - 10/10/06 06:48 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
Theelectrikid Offline
Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 854
Loc: Levittown, PA
I gotta remember this stuff.

Ian A.
Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
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