I started out as a electrical troubleshooter for Buick Motor Division, troubleshooting computer and electronic/ electrical gremlins. The I became a stationary engineer and hvac/ refrigeration mechanic troubleshooting everything from large horsepower boilers to industrial laundry equipment, roof-top units, commercial kitchen equipment, chillers and related controls. Then I worked as a commercial electrician under a master for some time, then on my own. All these years of troubleshooting electrical systems and still, every now and then some old, ungrounded, half-knob and tube, half romex house kicks my butt! These old houses can be a real hair puller, bootlegged neutrals, reversed polarity, circuits tapped into circuits tapped into circuits, Diy work, rodent issues, among other things. Anyone out there who thinks residential work isn't challenging enough for them, think again, or come to my town and see for yourself. I hope we're all charging what we're worth!
[This message has been edited by BobH (edited 01-10-2006).]