Message from John O - in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #electrician

2018-08-16 00:04:58 UTC  

@Deleted User Fun stuff. Tedious af is a good way to describe electrical work.

2018-08-16 00:05:03 UTC  


2018-08-16 00:05:08 UTC  


2018-08-16 00:46:12 UTC  

@Rogue very cool, dude. You've been doing it like 8 months?

2018-08-16 00:48:25 UTC  

Yeap since the end of January @John O -

2018-08-17 11:32:53 UTC  
2018-08-17 11:33:10 UTC

2018-08-17 11:34:21 UTC  

+ the 1" 1/4 90s

2018-08-17 11:34:49 UTC

2018-08-17 15:38:28 UTC  

Hell yeah

2018-08-31 14:58:35 UTC  

Perks of being the last apprentice on the job

2018-08-31 14:58:38 UTC

2018-08-31 14:59:20 UTC  

Also have some 500 in a box under all the rolls 👌 👏 👏 💯

2018-08-31 15:19:48 UTC  

Damn, dude. I need to go Union

2018-08-31 15:20:29 UTC  

That's all #6 in your trunk?

2018-08-31 15:46:13 UTC  

Mostly 10, but I still have 300lbs of Mc 12/3 that I couldn't fit in here

2018-08-31 15:48:21 UTC  

I actually want the spools more than anything else

2018-08-31 15:48:29 UTC  

I need some giant spoils

2018-08-31 15:48:33 UTC  


2018-08-31 16:54:29 UTC  

Lol I have plenty now @Deleted User

2018-08-31 17:03:14 UTC  

That's thick as hell for #10. What's the insulator @Nick-NJ?

2018-08-31 17:30:05 UTC  

Actually yeah, the spools in my trunk are #6

2018-09-03 20:29:03 UTC  

You son of a gun.

2018-09-03 20:29:20 UTC  


2018-09-05 20:03:52 UTC  

Just got put on a solar job. My journeyman wasn't kidding...shit sucks

2018-09-05 20:04:04 UTC  

But it's better than no work

2018-09-05 21:12:41 UTC  
2018-09-05 22:44:15 UTC  

Heat index was 102

2018-09-05 22:52:24 UTC  

Yeah boy, that builds character haha. It's been nasty here too, so humid, no breeze haha @Nick-NJ

2018-09-05 23:01:13 UTC  

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

2018-09-10 00:06:59 UTC  

Hey goys anybody @here got a second to answer a question about back-feeding a panel?

2018-09-10 00:12:31 UTC  

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)

2018-09-10 00:15:05 UTC

2018-09-10 00:22:17 UTC  

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

2018-09-10 02:37:54 UTC  

@Px4 to prevent back feeding, just kill the main disconnect every time you fire up the generator

2018-09-10 02:40:24 UTC  

Define "back feeding". I think that term might be differently understood between us

2018-09-10 10:05:46 UTC  

@John O - you’re right, I was using the term incorrectly. Thanks!

2018-09-10 13:46:50 UTC  

@Px4 what are you worried about? I think your plan is good

2018-09-10 15:02:00 UTC  

No worries, just wanted a second opinion is all.

2018-09-10 15:35:11 UTC  

I hate seeing feeders that tight. Residential guys skimp on everything. What about a service loop? You can't spare 4 inches of aluminum?

2018-09-14 18:31:40 UTC  

Boys, just got an appointment to take the Union test