ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
New tool
by gfretwell - 10/19/20 03:43 PM
Where is Everyone?
by Bill Addiss - 10/17/20 07:04 PM
Beyond Belief
by gfretwell - 09/27/20 12:03 AM
Questioning the electrical norms
by LongRunner - 09/23/20 06:38 AM
Smoke & mirrors?
by HotLine1 - 09/21/20 03:42 PM
New in the Gallery:
Facebook follies, bad wiring
FPE in Germany pt.2
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Scott35), 14 guests, and 15 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Teaching old dogs new tricks #45049 11/17/04 10:34 PM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
E
e57 Offline OP
Member
In our Company we branched out to do Tel/Data years ago, yet still have some employees who dont cross the line when it comes to Phones and Networking. (Great Electricians though.) However, it accounts for 25-30% of our work these days.

Most of crossing that line is the learning curve. (ie Teaching it)

Another part of it is these guys not wanting to be run on phone and network jobs by much younger electricians, who when they started learned both electrical, and the LV side.

(I too was in the trade a while before all the LV stuff started becoming a staple food for us. But drew it in quick.)

So anyway, sort of hiring out guys to do just Phones and Data, and having only a percentage of work for them, and another percentage of work for the others, I would like to see if I can broaden some horizons slightly.

So short of sending everyone to expenive courses. Does anyone know of some "easy reading" books on Cabling standards and instalation / termination?

Clarification: "Easy reading" in the sense that they won't put you to sleep!


Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: Teaching old dogs new tricks #45050 11/18/04 07:35 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 308
E
Edward Offline
Member
Pro Home Depot Has a 1 day seminar that is put on by LEVITON FOR LV wiring. I took it at the Milpitas location. you might call the Colma Pro Home Depot to see if they offer that at that location.(closer to you)
I have also taken the BICSI week long course it was for 5-6 days and then you take a test to be first level installer. BICSI might also be a good source.

Good luck
Edward


Thanks
Edward

Featured:

2020 National Electrical Code
2020 National Electrical
Code (NEC)

* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
Attic Rat
Attic Rat
Bergen Co.,N.J. USA
Posts: 524
Joined: December 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
BigB 3
Popular Topics(Views)
270,708 Are you busy
204,947 Re: Forum
193,055 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3