I remember my first day at my first elec job. I asked the boss what was the diference between the brass screw and the silver screw on a rec. he told me and handed me a stack of 40 service calls. the job was at a university. I am a big fan of hands on now, but backing it with theory make things ALOT easier.
#16527 - 11/13/0206:47 AMRe: Apprentice Training for Dummies
66.....teach him that his screwdrivers are NOT current-rated, and they last longer if he'll shut the power off first. also, to give his wires a little tug after he terminates, to see if they'll stay where he puts 'em.
#16528 - 11/13/0203:14 PMRe: Apprentice Training for Dummies
Get Jimmy a copy of "Electrical Wiring Residential" by Ray C. Mullin. It is expensive ($45 to $50) but is well written, plenty of excellent graphics. Mullin also wrote an industrial book too, I think. If it is as good as the residential book, probably worth a try.
After he's been at it awhile, get him his own copy of "Soares Book on Grounding."
I've always told my students that if they can make good connections and get the grounding right, they've gone a long way toward making a safe installation.
Wish him the best of luck from me.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
#16531 - 11/14/0201:17 AMRe: Apprentice Training for Dummies