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St. Louis area? #74156 01/15/07 04:21 PM
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renosteinke Offline OP
Cat Servant
I am thinking of relocating to the St. Louis area.

What sort of requirements are there to operate there? Journeyman card? Contractors' license? What agencies must be dealt with?

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: St. Louis area? #74157 01/15/07 08:32 PM
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ThreePhase Offline
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From the St. Louis Gov pages...

Electrical permits are only issued to Electrical Contractors who are licensed by the City of St. Louis.

When you need information concerning:
Electrical Code interpretations
*Electrical permits
*Certified Electrical Contractors
*Electrical inspections
Call or contact the Building Division - Electrical Section, Room 425, City Hall, (314) 622-3325.

Re: St. Louis area? #74158 01/17/07 09:01 PM
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DougW Offline
While visiting the inlaws, I've seen the following "situations wanted" ads that give some indication of the Missouri Mindset:


Plumbers (Licensed)


Electricians (Licensed)

Re: St. Louis area? [Re: DougW] #188592 08/19/09 02:15 PM
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renosteinke Offline OP
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OK, Guys .... play time is over!

I arrived in St. Louis last night. Anyone have some ideas where an electrician might find work?

I've had a change in my email since I first registered. If you like, PM me at renosteinke at

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Re: St. Louis area? [Re: renosteinke] #188598 08/19/09 10:08 PM
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bigrockk Offline
Can't help out with the work but I would like to wish you well with your new endeavors, hope your transition is smooth and you find work soon!

Re: St. Louis area? [Re: bigrockk] #188603 08/19/09 11:20 PM
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Lostazhell Offline
Reno?? In St Louis? What brought this about? laugh

best wishes in your new location wink

Re: St. Louis area? [Re: Lostazhell] #188613 08/20/09 10:03 AM
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renosteinke Offline OP
Cat Servant
Fair question.

Simply put, the folks are in their 80's, need a hand, and it's my turn.

Re: St. Louis area? [Re: renosteinke] #188618 08/20/09 03:59 PM
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sbi Offline
nice to hear that you had a safe trip.

when in doubt jump it out
I happily work for slumlords
Re: St. Louis area? [Re: sbi] #188619 08/20/09 05:57 PM
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Alan Belson Offline
Reno, I hope everything works out for you and your folks in St Louis. I looked it up on my map and it must be nearly 2000 miles, like me relocating to 400 miles the other side of Moscow!
Mind-boggling to a small-island man, and I thought my move to France was a Grand Adventure! smile

Wood work but can't!
Re: St. Louis area? [Re: Alan Belson] #188621 08/20/09 07:45 PM
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renosteinke Offline OP
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Hmmm ... London to Nice, or Reno to St. Louis .... which has the greatest difference in culture and environment?

Here they have these tall green things they call 'trees,' this funny wet stuff in their rivers they call 'water,' and these annoying birds they call 'mosquitoes.' The local drainage ditch here is as large as Reno's "river," and the Mississippi River looks to be as wide as Lake Tahoe.

In trade terms, my PM arrival made plain that the city has converted about half of its' streetlights to the newer Metal halide; Chicago is still all HPS orange. Local TV is packed with ads urging you to get a generator for your house.

Work? Everyone sings the blues - but here at least there are ads for decent jobs. A far cry from Reno - and these jobs at least appear to require some skill.

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