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#50609 - 04/07/05 09:06 AM New Forum Request  
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Would it be possible to start a new Forum: "Tips & Tricks for Working-Alone"?

I am a one-man operation and would like to hear how others do things when they are in the same situation as me.

Thanks

Jeff Ellis


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#50610 - 04/07/05 09:15 AM Re: New Forum Request  
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I was wondering if somewhere we could provide a link to "commonly used abreviations".

That way I could understand what some of the guys here are abreviating, and understand the threads a little better.

Try not to work alone, it is dangerous.
Now having said that, I know it is impossible, but the best advise I can offer, is shut the power off whenever possible. And make sure someone, whether the customer or someone else knows where you are. If something, god forbid, does happen, it won't take a week to find you.


#50611 - 04/07/05 09:21 AM Re: New Forum Request  
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Definately try and turn the power off every time and keep a cell phone with you. I was hoping a new forum would get people to share how they have done difficult tasks by themselves and little secrets that alleviated the need to have a helper.


#50612 - 04/07/05 10:44 AM Re: New Forum Request  
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I don't know if this needs it's own section, other than what the General area provides. We wouldn't want to help the weekend warriors kill themselves. I've worked alone for 20 years and would be glad to help (with tips) if you have any difficult situations.

Usually the type of help I wish for is a gofer to save me 30 trips to the truck, and someone to help pull & lube the long wire-pulls.

Dave


#50613 - 04/07/05 03:13 PM Re: New Forum Request  
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Quote
Originally posted by Dave55:
Usually the type of help I wish for is a gofer to save me 30 trips to the truck, and someone to help pull & lube the long wire-pulls.


You nailed that one, Dave!


#50614 - 04/07/05 03:27 PM Re: New Forum Request  
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Jeff, don't know about the new forum, but here is a link that might help with some ideas: www.elec-toolbox.com/main.html : then click on
"tricks of the trade" . Hope this helps .. Steve


#50615 - 04/07/05 09:58 PM Re: New Forum Request  
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Dnkldrf, Check Thread Glossary\"

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 04-07-2005).]


#50616 - 04/07/05 10:19 PM Re: New Forum Request  
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Jeff,

If it gets to where there are a lot of discussions on a specific topic and it would be helpful to keep them together a separate area could be provided. Otherwise I think too many Forums is a detriment.

There are a lot of people here in the same shoes, or who were at one time. If you've got any specific questions feel free to ask away right here in the general area.

Bill


#50617 - 04/08/05 06:58 AM Re: New Forum Request  
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Tx. electure.

Duh on my part.....



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