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ZEN and the art of Electrical Work #167753
08/19/07 05:19 PM
08/19/07 05:19 PM
renosteinke  Offline OP
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I was on a job recently, where I just had to smile as I approached the panel:


[Linked Image]


Yes, that working space violation - don't we wish they were all this minor- is one of those tabletop 'zen' water fountains. I guess he solved his 'harmonics' issues by bringing the phases ito 'harmony' ..... laugh


Now, I am always reassured when I know I am following behind a professional. Still, I was not sure to make of the Union labels on the cover ... one for the Painters', and one for the Plumbers' Locals:


[Linked Image]


Talk about crossing crafts laugh

Finally, our Sparky found that 4-11 covers made great filler plates:


[Linked Image]


Not pretty, but it'll do!

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Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: renosteinke] #167799
08/20/07 12:31 PM
08/20/07 12:31 PM
Alan Belson  Offline
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Reno, was it going "MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM"?
If so, that's real zen!


Wood work but can't!
Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: Alan Belson] #167853
08/21/07 05:49 PM
08/21/07 05:49 PM
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mahlere  Offline
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No, Reno is going "OOOOHHHHHMMMMMMMM"

Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: mahlere] #167867
08/21/07 08:35 PM
08/21/07 08:35 PM
renosteinke  Offline OP
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laugh

Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: renosteinke] #167880
08/22/07 12:24 AM
08/22/07 12:24 AM
Alan Belson  Offline
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Mayenne N. France
LOL laugh


Wood work but can't!
Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: Alan Belson] #167942
08/23/07 04:52 PM
08/23/07 04:52 PM
Trumpy  Offline

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Ahh yes,
But I can't help but think there's one thing missing here......

Incense!!

Last edited by Trumpy; 08/23/07 08:10 PM. Reason: Typo
Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: Trumpy] #168127
08/27/07 03:20 PM
08/27/07 03:20 PM
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Ann Brush  Offline
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Incense provided by smoldering THHN - we've got yards of it.

Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: Ann Brush] #168585
09/09/07 09:14 PM
09/09/07 09:14 PM
Obsaleet  Offline
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lol!!

Ob


Choose your customers, don't let them choose you.
Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: Obsaleet] #168624
09/10/07 05:33 PM
09/10/07 05:33 PM
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Jps1006  Offline
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Posts: 615
Northern IL
Is that panel with all the union stickers labeled as panel DA? Maybe a little too subtle to get a chuckle from even the giddiest among us. Gives me an idea though, I'm going to keep a look out for the perfect opportunity to label one as DOH!!! Or maybe relabel one I stumble across that really looks like Homer Simpson did it.

Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: renosteinke] #168662
09/11/07 11:28 PM
09/11/07 11:28 PM
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yaktx  Offline
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Austin, Texas, USA
I've used the 4-11 (or 4") trick many times. Whenever possible, I secure them with pop rivets. When you are adding a circuit to 30-year-old equipment that might be 400A or more, and a full upgrade is not justifiable, and you just want it to pass...

This method meets Code, and is lots better than calling around to a dozen supply houses looking for this or that proprietary filler plate.

BTW, I usually secure them from the back of the deadfront. It looks better that way.


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