Message from RevStench in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #general
Is it a pain in the ass working on that old stuff?
Was it knob and tube?
The Mansion been wired a few times it's currently wired in bx
Not really just the old shit is heavy duty as hell.
When's the last time you guys saw these?
Bx..... that shit is tough to cut. Mc is so much easier to work with now
Haha word. I work exclusively in historic buildings, and I don't see them often.
Looks like screw in fuses for knob and tube
I stuck my finger in one as a kid lmao
Or this that a switch?
I think it's a switch. Not sure, I didn't mess with it haha
My luck I'd break it
If its a switch ive never seen one
It was at the height of a switch by a door like a switch, so I just assumed it was one
Louisville is unique because we have the largest collection of Victorian homes in the nation that haven't been remodeled. Our historic society is really strict. If you pull the shutters off and don't replace them they fine you until you do. It's absurd, but I love it because "Old" Louisville is beautiful.
That doesnt sound like muh freedom
It's worth preserving. Nothing modern is comparable.
I respect that
I see all these pictures of historic buildings on the server and twitter and I'm ok, so great your posting this stuff, but am I the only person who's actually saving them?
Remember when the trades were segregated? Whites, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, masons. Blacks brick layers, not masons. Hispanics dry wall, painting, and metal studs.
Still is for the most part
They are switches. They're just spring-loaded the upper one pushed in is for on. The place I was at today has them. You can purchase new ones there replicas for when they wear out
Sweet, thanks for identifying them bro
In the 30 years I've been doing electrical work I can count on both hands the # of black electricians I've worked with
@Lebens around here seems like everyone who swings a hammer calls themselves a carpenter. Low voltage guys calling themselves electricians, nigga you're a cable guy...
@Deleted User wow in the last 15 years I can't tell you how many blacks I've worked with calling themselves carpenters and they can't even read a tape measure.
I only hire our people period
So much of being an electrician is visualizing your work in your head. Whether it's the circuitry or the manner in which you're going to run your conduit racks Etc. They just can't keep up.
Watching One troubleshoot something is a riot
Lmao you're so right
We have to visualize everything
And understand it on an electrical "engineer" level
Nigs troubleshooting is like watching a trainwreck
Haha oh I know. I did cable a few years back to take a break from back breaking labor. And the blacks couldn't handle it. A literal monkey could do it.
A coax stripper and a crimp tool were too much for them to grasp
And cable is so simple, start at the pole every single time and work your way inside. It's cake
They follow gibs law
Lil' twitchy on the trigger!