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What is your pet peeve? #45886
12/08/04 04:05 PM
12/08/04 04:05 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
Boston, Massachusetts USA
When asked this question, a Journeyman Electrician named Steve said:

"The sharp edge of a "cable tie" after it has been trimmed with "dikes" is very sharp and can cut your hand!"

This can be avoided when using a cable tie gun or twisting with lineman pliers.


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
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Re: What is your pet peeve? #45887
12/08/04 04:12 PM
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Steve Miller  Offline
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Posts: 329
Bruceton Mills, WV
Unlabeled wires in a large j-box. Takes forever to find the one you need.

Re: What is your pet peeve? #45888
12/08/04 05:01 PM
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NJ Wireman  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 186
New Jersey (South Jersey)
Not leaving 6"s standing wire in the box so the ec later can have something to work with when the time comes :-(

Re: What is your pet peeve? #45889
12/08/04 05:30 PM
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" Well I left them right here on the floor last week..... The laborers must have thrown them away."

Re: What is your pet peeve? #45890
12/08/04 05:48 PM
12/08/04 05:48 PM
Tom  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,044
Shinnston, WV USA
Life's too short for me to spend that much time typing. Here is one contender- when doing an inspection, being asked by a licensed electrician "when did they change that?"

Tom


Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Re: What is your pet peeve? #45891
12/08/04 05:51 PM
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makokiller  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 51
millport, ny 14864
A dirty work site, and a panel that isnt labled right

Re: What is your pet peeve? #45892
12/08/04 05:59 PM
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mustangelectric  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 494
Bentonville, AR
FORGETTING SOMETHING or Short Term Memory loss...remembering that part after you just left the supply house! Or getting all the way out to a job and forgetting something you needed! I hate that!

-regards

Mustang

[This message has been edited by mustangelectric (edited 12-08-2004).]


Electricity has no respect for ignorance!
Re: What is your pet peeve? #45893
12/08/04 07:13 PM
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Sandro  Offline
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Posts: 444
Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
People who know absolutely nothing about electrical, watching over your shoulder trying to tell you how to do your job.

Re: What is your pet peeve? #45894
12/08/04 07:16 PM
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dmattox  Offline
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Posts: 265
Anaheim, CA
Quote

FORGETTING SOMETHING or Short Term Memory loss...remembering that part after you just left the supply house! Or getting all the way out to a job and forgetting something you needed! I hate that!

-regards

Mustang


Hah, I do that all the time and I am still pretty young. I hate to see what I am like when I get a few more years on me. The worst is when I walk all the way across the job site and forget what I went there to get.

Re: What is your pet peeve? #45895
12/08/04 08:31 PM
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cavo148  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 79
New Jersey
This is easy! It has always driven me wild when someone loses the damn panel cover screws. Or, did you ever notice how the floor of your working environment always matches the color of what you just dropped on it to a "t"?...remarkable, eh!?

Andy

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