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#57490 - 10/15/05 11:24 PM Fun little project I am finishing up...  
dmattox  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 265
Anaheim, CA
Boss gave me an interesting project, a bit different than doing a tilt-up thankfully [Linked Image]

Open ceilings in most places. They were going to paint everything black, but the designer loved the work my guys did. Unfortunately, it meant a lot of work for the painters to tape off all our conduits and unistrut.

[Linked Image]

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The bottom floor had open ceilings with exposed can lights. I didn't think this was going to look good, but it turned out nice. With all the black you just see points of light coming out of the darkness. Its a pretty cool effect in person.

[Linked Image]

Above the doors they had custom made structures that we put downlights into:
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Some areas had hanging ceiling tile structures. They would have been pretty cool, except for all the earthquake wiring thats required here in California.

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More pics on my website:

It was fun, but a ton of work for such a small space. Next week I'll go over the numbers with my boss to see if we made any money on it [Linked Image]

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#57491 - 10/16/05 12:06 AM Re: Fun little project I am finishing up...  
Cow  Offline
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 33
Hermiston, OR
Nice work, looks like a very clean install. I can understand why the designer liked your conduit runs. Now hopefully you didn't lose money on it.

#57492 - 10/16/05 03:10 AM Re: Fun little project I am finishing up...  
ShockMe77  Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
Very sharp looking work.

#57493 - 10/16/05 11:13 AM Re: Fun little project I am finishing up...  
Larry Fine  Offline
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 693
Richmond, VA
DM, looks great, and like it was fun to do. (I know, I'm a masochist myself).

One question: can you explain the two EMT's side-by-side on the strut in the first pic? Maybe a close-up, too.

Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.

#57494 - 10/16/05 12:12 PM Re: Fun little project I am finishing up...  
dmattox  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 265
Anaheim, CA
I assume you are asking how they are strapped Larry?

I used a unistrut union with two holes. In the center I drilled a hole for a 1/4-20 to go through to a spring nut. Fortunately, the predrilled holes are distanced perfectly to hold the Mineralcs.

The change in depth also happened to exactly be the depth of a box offset, so we were able to use our offset benders to get the exact depth.

Unfortunately, they told us everything was going to get painted, so I used some green unions that we had at the shop. But I think I’m the only one that has noticed it.

#57495 - 10/16/05 05:07 PM Re: Fun little project I am finishing up...  
sierra electrician  Offline
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 219
North Fork, CA USA
Nice looking work. I love a job that leaves our work exposed for all to see. You can put your name on that job with pride.


#57496 - 10/16/05 06:16 PM Re: Fun little project I am finishing up...  
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,885
Brick, NJ USA
Nice! Good to see a pride-in-workmanship crew & company.



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