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That white stuff on the back of the door is asbestos.
I would think it is, but I don't know for sure.
That's cool af. What do you think it is? Main service? Those are fuse holders, right? I don't see stuff like that around here. I was born in a house built in 1820, but the town I grew up in, the oldest buildings were from the 50s
I wish I knew for sure, those are fuse holders for sure, it's on the 2nd floor, so I'm not sure if it's the main.
I didn't have a lot of time to look at it, I had to run across town to help a lady out kind of last minute, it's Derby weekend so it's crazy around town right now.
Haha these old homes have really neat stuff in them.
I bet it was a box added for something cool like a shock therapy machine.
Electricity is based
I love it when a plan comes together
Hah cool pipe run
Fuuuuck, I wish I had a scissor lift
It is nice 😄
The final straw that makes me go Union
solar stuff ☀
Dude, I still want you to explain what the hell is going on with that
wut is mppt
"max power point tracker" it's the most efficient solar controller type
Measures the charge of the batteries and lets the right amount of charge from the panels into the batteries
Mine makes a mighty fine drying rack. I didn't do this btw it was like that when I walked in the shop.
High agency drying rack ^
@Everyone anyone here Work In New York?
@John O - Second week of doing conduit runs all by my lonesome. Will try and take some pics so you can mire 😄
Naw, but it's been going good.
I just ran 350 feet of UFB. The junction boxes were tedious af with 12/2 wire. I don’t know how you guys do it every day.
@John O - Nope, tying in lighting the first week. Box to box. Roughing in a wall since yesterday. Have to put that red fireproof puddy on each box.
@Deleted User Fun stuff. Tedious af is a good way to describe electrical work.
+ the 1" 1/4 90s
Perks of being the last apprentice on the job
Also have some 500 in a box under all the rolls 👌 👏 👏 💯
Damn, dude. I need to go Union
That's all #6 in your trunk?
Mostly 10, but I still have 300lbs of Mc 12/3 that I couldn't fit in here
I actually want the spools more than anything else
I need some giant spoils
Actually yeah, the spools in my trunk are #6
You son of a gun.
Just got put on a solar job. My journeyman wasn't kidding...shit sucks
But it's better than no work
Heat index was 102
Yeah boy, that builds character haha. It's been nasty here too, so humid, no breeze haha @Nick-NJ
One time, I was working on the roof hooking up air conditioning units in August, and I went to Wawa, got a club sandwich, a meatball sandwich and a quart of milk for lunch. Long story short, I fell out at around 1:00
Hey goys anybody @here got a second to answer a question about back-feeding a panel?
With the impending storm, I’m going to wire my generator to my panel instead of running extension cords. I’ve got 50ft of #8 5-wire outdoor power cable, leftover from a 240v submersible pump. Thinking of landing a 30amp 2-pole breaker in my panel, and installing a standard twist lock outlet, or a knife switch. That way I can power my panel up and just turn off any breakers I won’t need (especially the main)
Basically my plan is to install a breaker(yellow) run the neutral and ground to the bars, the hots to the breaker, and power the bus bars from “the top down” I realize that backfeeding is frowned upon, I know plenty of guys that run a suicide plug into their dryer outlet, but at least with my idea, all of my circuits are still protected by their regular breakers, I’m just supplying the panel with power from the other end. Just curios as to your guys’ thoughts? I’m not a licensed electrician but I do plenty of panel work on 230/460v three phase systems
@Px4 to prevent back feeding, just kill the main disconnect every time you fire up the generator
Define "back feeding". I think that term might be differently understood between us
No worries, just wanted a second opinion is all.
I hate seeing feeders that tight. Residential guys skimp on everything. What about a service loop? You can't spare 4 inches of aluminum?
Boys, just got an appointment to take the Union test
Long game, take over the Union.
My plan exactly
I'm working with another red pilled apprentice and that's our plan
Last year they had our apprentoces go door to door and ask people if they were voting for Hillary. None of the apprentices actually did it
@Nick-NJ Aha, yeah. There are a lot of 'scholarship opportunities' down here that equate to going out and shilling (couldn't think of a more accurate term) for the Democrats. No one takes it seriously.
In other news, found out that there is a literal Antifa member in a position of power at my Local. 😎
Welcome to Unions, homie
I wouldn't expect any other group to have taken them over, just by the fundamental way Unions function
Just passed the test
Yep, I did the same thing
Thanks, guys. I aced the test even though I was losing sleep over it
Congrats to your local union @John O - they’re lucky to have you.
Hell yeah, thanks homie
I'm sitting here waiting to swear in, and I think the organizer is shit talking Democrats
Great news! Good luck man.
The president has an anti Trump sticker
Show up on your first day dressed like this
Hahaha we used to do that type of shot to each other all the time
lmao holy shit
It's pronounced Flea, it's a fraternity inside the IBEW that slows things down @Rogue
They mostly are travelers. Because of that, they're a great source of knowledge about other halls
For real, though. I thought FLEs were some kind of big thing
Never heard of 'em
I'm taking classes through the union, too. We had a history section. Don't remember anything about FLEs. haha
Apparently it was formed right after Miller died
Should I be concerned with a buzzing noise from my fuse box? It's fairly audible from couple feet away. I just noticed it incidentally.
It's only a buzzing sound and eventually, it is not detectible if I walk far enough away.
Actual fuses or breakers?
@John O - My elderly, White father-in-law stopped by and took a look. He said it was just the transformer making noise, which was normal and nothing to worry about.
Transformers are outside the house
He may have misnamed it or I might be misspeaking, but he is pretty good as far as DIY handymen go and advised me not to worry.
Can anyone give advice on cleaning refrigerator condenser coils?
Not much to it really, I do my garage/beer fridge once a year if I remember, I usually just unplug it, slide it away from the wall, and go over it with the shop vac brush attachment. Don’t go crazy and bend the coil or cooling fins, other than that it’s pretty straightforward tbh.
@apronandlace If you are really worried about it, and have the capability to do a wet clean, you could try WEB Condenser Coil Cleaner (sold at Home Depot, etc.). You spray it on, it foams up, you rinse it off. I used some on my truck's condenser and it worked OK. They claim it's safe for pets and biodegradeable, but you would want to unplug the appliance, have plenty of fresh air moving thru, and wear gloves and eye protection.
And avoid painted surfaces
thanks. i think it went well. I got a fridge coil brush and unplugged the fridge was gentle and did get a lot of dog hair out of there from the previous homeowner's dog.
What was the fridge doing that made you look at the coil?
just read that you're supposed to clean the condenser coils every six months to keep the fridge working well
I have a fridge that's working a bit TOO well in the winter months
Set to 4/9 with 9/9 being coldest, it freezes up the food...so I set it to 1/9
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Tfw break time turned into a political shouting match between the journeymen
Usually the shouting matches at my site are just different guys calling each other gay
Update on the fridge:
>long-term slow leak
>fix too expensive
>need new fridge
So we have electric heat here. Baseboard. We got a thermostat installed a few months ago and since then, when we turn the heat up, it makes a noticeable buzzing noise. It lasts for about 10 seconds, stops for about 3-5 seconds, then lasts for another 10 seconds and repeats the cycle. Only stops when we turn the temperature down. Anyone have info on how to fix this?
Did they just replace an old thermostat, or did they wire in a new one?
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