Hello from South Dakota!

It has been a while since I have made a post, but I am still here in the shadows.

I have been an electrician for 14yrs now, and have worked for several different companies. When it comes to wiring a house in romex their seems to be no brain activity needed anymore.

When I get done with a house, I count every opening, box, list all material used, and write down how many hours it took to do the job. That has been good for most of my employers.

My new boss has just given me take off sheets that looks like a supply house inventory list. It is very confusing, hard to read, and a real pain in my neck.

A house take-off used to take me a half hour to an hour depending on how large the house. This new paper takes me almost an hour and a half for a small house.

So what do you do, and does anyone have something I can offer my boss as an alternative?


Jon Niemeyer