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 - 12/15/0212:36 AMRe: Favourite Type of Work?
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 - 12/16/0202:13 AMRe: Favourite Type of Work?
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!.