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#134935 - 12/10/02 02:02 AM Favourite Type of Work?  
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If you had a choice, what would be your choice of work, as a favourite, to do?


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#134936 - 12/10/02 12:30 PM Re: Favourite Type of Work?  
Wirenuttt  Offline
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I think for me it would be motor control.


#134937 - 12/10/02 12:40 PM Re: Favourite Type of Work?  
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I like just about anything.

One thing I don't like, however, is really old houses. Everytime you cut a hole for a box or a light, you get showered with 100 year old dust that sticks to everything.


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#134938 - 12/10/02 03:16 PM Re: Favourite Type of Work?  
j a harrison  Offline
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As with CTwireman,
i hate old houses,
over here we call it house bashing, because that is exactly what you do, bash it.

Me personally i will do just about anything within the industry,

But i hate houses !!!!!

just a personal thing that.

John H


#134939 - 12/10/02 06:24 PM Re: Favourite Type of Work?  
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right now i'll take anything that includes a temp of 10 F or over.....
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#134940 - 12/11/02 01:35 AM Re: Favourite Type of Work?  
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Bit cold where you are, at the moment,Sparky,
feel sorry for you, I absolutely despise Winter, don't mind the heat, loathe the cold.
But, one thing I must admit, our company, get all of the hard jobs(read=low profit,
hard work), that any Electrician in their right mind would never even touch.
We are a last resort company, we go in when another contractor(s), wimp out, because it's
too difficult.
I hate this aspect of my job, but then again,
finding a solution and carrying it out is very fulfilling, especially when customers ask, How the Hell did you do that?.
I love a challange, though, I think that we are all in that boat!.


#134941 - 12/15/02 12:36 AM Re: Favourite Type of Work?  
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What sort of work is easiest to quote for?
Would it be a new house or an addition to an
existing installation?


#134942 - 12/15/02 07:41 AM Re: Favourite Type of Work?  
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I agree with John about working in old houses (and England has a lot of very old houses!). Unfortunately, most of my work around here is like this, such as the one from this thread a few months ago. (Scroll down the thread for plenty of pics.)

A neighbor recently completely stripped a place, new roof and trusses, new ceilings, the full works. At least that was almost like wiring a new home.

Sparky,
Glad it doesn't normally get down to only 10 degrees here! I was unhappy last winter when I had to go work in a big outbuilding early one morning and it was about 30.



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#134943 - 12/16/02 02:13 AM Re: Favourite Type of Work?  
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We have our fair share of old houses over here, built by some of the first English settlers, rewiring one of these is an Electrician's ultimate nightmare, wooden capping enclosing VIR/tinned copper wires,
steel conduit enclosing same, its all there
and normally its all looped together, in a wildly strange fashion.
Hate these houses!. [Linked Image]



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