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Reading the directions!! #32944 01/09/04 09:20 AM
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electure Offline OP
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It seems to me that a large number of the goof ups that I see could be avoided if the installers would only read the obvious things in front of their eyes, and the directions provided with the equipment.

But they just throw it in.

Anybody else run into this?

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Re: Reading the directions!! #32945 01/09/04 10:15 AM
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Of course! It is human nature. Some of us take pains to do a good job, others take pains to do the least amount possible.


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Re: Reading the directions!! #32946 01/09/04 04:39 PM
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Electure:
No truer words were written! Failure to follow mfg instructions is a real pain in the butt. There's a thread on this going at the 'other' forum.

Add to not reading, a seeming lack of 'common sense' and you have a situation!

John


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Re: Reading the directions!! #32947 01/09/04 06:35 PM
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A little extra time spent reading and thinking about an install,usually means a trouble free install.

Another thing I've learned is to make sure you don't start taking parts and pieces out of the box or shipping container until you're ready to do the job,otherwise you wind up with lost or missing parts.

Russell

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Re: Reading the directions!! #32948 01/09/04 06:51 PM
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Thanks, John!
I'll check it out. I've barely enough time to check out what's going on here, much less the "other" guys.




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Re: Reading the directions!! #32949 01/10/04 10:38 AM
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As Red Green once said, " Reading the instructions isn't like asking for help. It's cheating."

Since many will cheat when they think they can get away with it, I'm surpised that more guys don't read the instructions.

:')

Tom


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Re: Reading the directions!! #32950 01/10/04 10:52 AM
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I went to the "other" place, and now I remember why I don't go there
Some goofball saying there's nothing wrong with working hot, and that he doesn't mind getting bit by 120 at all. iwire was the only one that even dissented. (good, Bob)
In addition, the fact that I responded once to a newsletter, only to see my entire e-mail come back to me verbatim in a subsequent newsletter (cut & paste)doesn't help.
Thanks, I'll stay here...S

Re: Reading the directions!! #32951 01/11/04 08:21 PM
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uhm....instructions are for wives to read to thier husbands electure... [Linked Image]


~S~

Re: Reading the directions!! #32952 01/11/04 09:11 PM
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..Alright,alright,...what's this "other place" ...a secret club? [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]
..if it is,..remember...."I wouldn't ever join a club that would allow me as a member"..(Groucho Marx)..I think....


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Re: Reading the directions!! #32953 01/11/04 09:55 PM
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I went to the "other" place, and now I remember why I don't go there.

Some goofball saying there's nothing wrong with working hot, and that he doesn't mind getting bit by 120 at all. iwire was the only one that even dissented. (good, Bob)

Thanks but some others protested too.

That aside I think Hotline was referring to this other forum.

Look far enough and the issue of directions comes up.

http://www.joetedesco.com/nec/viewtopic.php?t=1096

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