ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
Electrician and Telecomunications
by tonymackers478 - 08/05/20 05:46 AM
HVDC Greece to Crete
by gfretwell - 08/02/20 08:11 PM
310.15 (B) 7 Feeders
by HotLine1 - 07/31/20 02:29 PM
What would be the ideal solution?
by Fleppin - 07/21/20 12:42 AM
NESC question
by gfretwell - 07/16/20 04:17 PM
New in the Gallery:
Facebook follies, bad wiring
FPE in Germany pt.2
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 17 guests, and 12 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Its not clever its not big..... #54806 08/08/05 07:10 AM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 17
R
ruggedscotty Offline OP
Member
Im opening this question to hear about any interesting events that the good people on here may have had. Momnets that have been funny and moments that have been terrifying - you know the ones the ones that you walked away from and felt that you had learned alot.

I knew an Aussie lass that was an engineer and she used to go on about who let the smoke out, it seemed a pretty good expression and was to the point and funny so in that vein.....

Rugged

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: Its not clever its not big..... #54807 08/08/05 08:55 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 329
I
IanR Offline
Member
Aah yes, don't let the smoke out. All electrical and electronic equipment runs on smoke and the object is not to let the smoke escape. Otherwise the equipment no longer works correctly. If you let enough smoke out the equipment won't work at all. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by IanR (edited 08-08-2005).]

Re: Its not clever its not big..... #54808 08/08/05 09:06 AM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 156
R
rad74ss Offline
Member
I once had a Sales Engineer make me move the text on a drawing up because it was too close to the line and it "looked like it would short to ground."

After I got over being dumbfounded I moved the text.

Re: Its not clever its not big..... #54809 08/08/05 09:00 PM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
E
e57 Offline
Member
Yuo all know the really friendly type of people, who always put thier hand on your shoulder when they talk to you....

Anyway, a GC had a kinda new PM who would always try to give you (Physically) a pat on the back, or touch you when he talked to you. It bothered some of my guys, and I had to have a discussion with him about it. "You're creeping some of my guys out, you're always so touchy feely..."

(Some of you are not going to find this funny. Some might.)

A few days later, I am working in a 6' 208 cabinet on LIVE busswork. This moron, walks up behind me, puts his hand on my sweaty back and says, "Hi, Mark..." then puts his other hand on the cabinet. YEOW! And falls on the floor next to me. (I'm pissed because I got a bit of it too, and he could have killed us both.) I scream, "I told you, never touch the electricians!"

He was fine, and I had to explain to him what he just did by completing the circuit to ground, and he never touched me, or any of my guys again.

Years later he doesn't even shake my hand.


Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

Featured:

2020 National Electrical Code
2020 National Electrical
Code (NEC)

* * * * * * *

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
HotLine1
HotLine1
Brick, NJ USA
Posts: 7,191
Joined: April 2002
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
BigB 3
Popular Topics(Views)
268,484 Are you busy
202,917 Re: Forum
191,311 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3