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So tomorrow I have managed to find work as a mate installing conduit and cable trays. This is my first time other than collage working as a mate and I am nervous as I have never installed conduit on big buildings any advice would be helpful also I was told to take basic hand tools any advice on this as well.
 
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So tomorrow I have managed to find work as a mate installing conduit and cable trays. This is my first time other than collage working as a mate and I am nervous as I have never installed conduit on big buildings any advice would be helpful also I was told to take basic hand tools any advice on this as well.
Listen and take note of what the bloke in charge says.
 

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basic hand tools would be a set of screwdrivers, cable snips, pliers, grips, and for conduit/tray etc, a set of metric spanners 10mm - 17mm. tray is a doddle.conduit bending is a black art that you only learn with practice and a skip full of scrap failures.
 

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When cutting conduit/tray: Measure twice and cut once....
 

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Eyes open....mouth shut.....try and pre empt what the fella teaching you is going to need next, it proves you’ve been paying attention, you’ll be invaluable....congratulations and best of luck to you :)
 

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Ask for a threading machine. A day of 20mm conduit threads with old tap and die and you got Popeyes arms
wimp. :eek:
 

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Ask for a threading machine. A day of 20mm conduit threads with old tap and die and you got Popeyes arms
Not going to happen LS, O[ should be prepared to work hard, don't worry about being a Dogs body, the more you whinge the less you will be thought of, stay cool and focused you will become a respected member of the team I'm sure, dig in and soak it up, and learn how to brew a decent cuppa, good luk and well done for securing a Mates job.
 

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Make the route straight & easier as possible,keep sets & kicks to the limit
thought we weren't allowed to kick apprentices/mates anymore. some EU directive
 

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In between jobs find something constructive to do and stay off your mobile phone.
 

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In between jobs find something constructive to do and stay off your mobile phone.
People tapping away on Cell phone Pees me right off, at work if I was Boss Man I would nail the phone to the nearest joist, no place for Cells at work, leave it for tea and lunch breaks, even then out of my sight unless it's life or death, bloody things:mad::mad::mask:. Oh keep the work place tidy.
 

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As already said measure twice and cut once. Good set square for tray is essential.
 

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