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#167753 - 08/19/07 06:19 PM ZEN and the art of Electrical Work  
renosteinke  Offline
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I was on a job recently, where I just had to smile as I approached the panel:


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Yes, that working space violation - don't we wish they were all this minor- is one of those tabletop 'zen' water fountains. I guess he solved his 'harmonics' issues by bringing the phases ito 'harmony' ..... laugh


Now, I am always reassured when I know I am following behind a professional. Still, I was not sure to make of the Union labels on the cover ... one for the Painters', and one for the Plumbers' Locals:


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Talk about crossing crafts laugh

Finally, our Sparky found that 4-11 covers made great filler plates:


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Not pretty, but it'll do!


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#167799 - 08/20/07 01:31 PM Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: renosteinke]  
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Reno, was it going "MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM"?
If so, that's real zen!


Wood work but can't!

#167853 - 08/21/07 06:49 PM Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: Alan Belson]  
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No, Reno is going "OOOOHHHHHMMMMMMMM"


#167867 - 08/21/07 09:35 PM Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: mahlere]  
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laugh


#167880 - 08/22/07 01:24 AM Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: renosteinke]  
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LOL laugh


Wood work but can't!

#167942 - 08/23/07 05:52 PM Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: Alan Belson]  
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Ahh yes,
But I can't help but think there's one thing missing here......

Incense!!

Last edited by Trumpy; 08/23/07 09:10 PM. Reason: Typo

#168127 - 08/27/07 04:20 PM Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: Trumpy]  
Ann Brush  Offline
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Incense provided by smoldering THHN - we've got yards of it.


#168585 - 09/09/07 10:14 PM Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: Ann Brush]  
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lol!!

Ob


Choose your customers, don't let them choose you.

#168624 - 09/10/07 06:33 PM Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: Obsaleet]  
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Is that panel with all the union stickers labeled as panel DA? Maybe a little too subtle to get a chuckle from even the giddiest among us. Gives me an idea though, I'm going to keep a look out for the perfect opportunity to label one as DOH!!! Or maybe relabel one I stumble across that really looks like Homer Simpson did it.


#168662 - 09/12/07 12:28 AM Re: ZEN and the art of Electrical Work [Re: renosteinke]  
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I've used the 4-11 (or 4") trick many times. Whenever possible, I secure them with pop rivets. When you are adding a circuit to 30-year-old equipment that might be 400A or more, and a full upgrade is not justifiable, and you just want it to pass...

This method meets Code, and is lots better than calling around to a dozen supply houses looking for this or that proprietary filler plate.

BTW, I usually secure them from the back of the deadfront. It looks better that way.



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