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#70587 - 10/10/06 08:14 PM Fun with apprectices  
Luketrician  Offline
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 272
Sale Creek, TN USA
I know when I was coming up through my apprenticeship, journeymen would try and get me to fetch the craziest things. For example..a flex stretcher, yes I fell for it. I emptied a whole gang box looking for one. Good times and memories though!

So what about the rest of ya'll? Ever been sent after something fictional when you were coming up?

FYI: For my incorrect spelling of the Subject title, "Apprentice's" oops!

[This message has been edited by Luketrician (edited 10-10-2006).]

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Electrical Planner for TVA.

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#70588 - 10/10/06 08:42 PM Re: Fun with apprectices  
classicsat  Offline
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Posts: 456
"Shake this can of paint until the rattle disappears"

Dwayne to one of the interns on the American Hotrod TV series.

#70589 - 10/10/06 08:55 PM Re: Fun with apprectices  
GA76JW  Offline
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 193
Suwanee, GA USA
I've heard of one who fell for this.

I need a few ID-10-T's. Go see if you can find some. (IDIOT's)

Also the flourescent tube bender trick. They hand an apprentice a bender and tell him to bend them in a U-shape. Never seen it done, maybe urban legend?

Actually heard one today where they sent a fresh outta hs apprentice after powder-ed water.

Can't think of anymore off the top of my head.

"If common sense was common, everyone would have it"-not sure, someone here

#70590 - 10/10/06 09:01 PM Re: Fun with apprectices  
Zapped  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 482
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Left handed hammer

#70591 - 10/10/06 09:09 PM Re: Fun with apprectices  
Luketrician  Offline
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Posts: 272
Sale Creek, TN USA
How about a bucket of amps?

Luke Clarke
Electrical Planner for TVA.

#70592 - 10/10/06 09:14 PM Re: Fun with apprectices  
Almost Fried  Offline
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 98
Madison County, Ark. USA
One of the best comes from my days as an avionics tech, working on the flight line. They would send the new kid down to the other hangars to borrow a bucket of prop wash

#70593 - 10/10/06 09:31 PM Re: Fun with apprectices  
Celtic  Offline
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Posts: 361
Seal tight couplings
Bucket of Steam
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Fastangna ...LMAO, my favorite.

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#70594 - 10/10/06 09:42 PM Re: Fun with apprectices  
ShockinglyWise  Offline
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Left-handed metric cresent wrench....

#70595 - 10/10/06 09:46 PM Re: Fun with apprectices  
blackrd  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 27
shorewood,il, USA
From my buddy at the cabinet shop: Send somebody out (big shop, multiple bldgs) to get a grain stretcher, send him around awhile, then ask if it was the metric or standard strechter that he needed, then send him out again.

#70596 - 10/10/06 09:48 PM Re: Fun with apprectices  
Theelectrikid  Offline
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Posts: 810
Levittown, PA
I gotta remember this stuff.

Ian A.

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