ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#70587 - 10/10/06 05:14 PM Fun with apprectices
Luketrician Offline
Member
Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 272
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).]
_________________________
Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
#70588 - 10/10/06 05:42 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
classicsat Offline
Member
Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 456
"Shake this can of paint until the rattle disappears"

Dwayne to one of the interns on the American Hotrod TV series.
Top
#70589 - 10/10/06 05:55 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
GA76JW Offline
Member
Registered: 03/20/04
Posts: 193
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

Top
#70590 - 10/10/06 06:01 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
Zapped Offline
Member
Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 482
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Left handed hammer
Top
#70591 - 10/10/06 06:09 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
Luketrician Offline
Member
Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 272
Loc: Sale Creek, TN USA
How about a bucket of amps?
_________________________
Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

Top
#70592 - 10/10/06 06:14 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
Almost Fried Offline
Member
Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 98
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
Top
#70593 - 10/10/06 06:31 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
Celtic Offline
Member
Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 361
Loc: NJ
Seal tight couplings
Bucket of Steam
Hen Way (Weigh)
Fastangna ...LMAO, my favorite.
_________________________
~~ CELTIC ~~
...-= NJ =-...
Top
#70594 - 10/10/06 06:42 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
ShockinglyWise Offline
Junior Member
Registered: 12/20/05
Posts: 4
Left-handed metric cresent wrench....
Top
#70595 - 10/10/06 06:46 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
blackrd Offline
Member
Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 27
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.
Top
#70596 - 10/10/06 06:48 PM Re: Fun with apprectices
Theelectrikid Offline
Member
Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 810
Loc: Levittown, PA
I gotta remember this stuff.

Ian A.
_________________________
Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
Top
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 >

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 04/03/02
Posts: 6776
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box


Who's Online
0 registered (), 44 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
 
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
 
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 51
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 17
Trumpy 16
Ruben Rocha 13
 
Newest Members
clee512, Jdscott2005, FAIZAN, Regitest2, sureshazhagai

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals