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mdshunk

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Just poking around at your little electrician talking spot over here. Looks like you're just getting ramped up. Keep up the good work!


Here's a little picture of a little boo-boo the phone man did the other day. Yes, that's a drill bit sticking out of the service entrance cable:

 
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yo mdshunk, welcome to electriciansforums, as you've already noted that the site is new and hopefully will get rolling in with members soon. Looks like a good electrician whos done ya that! hehe

Thanks for joining up

Regards Luke
 
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mdshunk

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Nope, not a prank at all. The phone company man was drilling out from inside the basement, and mis-measured where he needed to drill.
 
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rumrunner

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wow,he must have been stoned
 
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tony.towa

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I reckon that photo shows a great deal of skill. To be able to hit suck a small target on the other side of a wall can only be described as either incredible or brilliant.

Keep putting your threads on the site it will inspire us all to move across "the pond" and earn a fortune like you:D
 
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rumrunner

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I reckon that photo shows a great deal of skill. To be able to hit suck a small target on the other side of a wall can only be described as either incredible or brilliant.

he must have measured where the cable was and then drilled the hole ,what a twit:cool:
 
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Bane

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Reminds me a bit of when I started working with conduit. Would cut to size but could never figure out why I always roughly 40mm out.

Was never accounting for the end boxes.
 
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kakusei

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hey mdshunk
how long does it take to be fully qualified in the US?
 
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mdshunk

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hey mdshunk
how long does it take to be fully qualified in the US?
The licensing requirements vary so much from state to state, there's really no way to give a pat answer. In some states, it's as simple as hanging out a shingle and declaring yourself an electrician. In others, it can take as many as 8 years.
 
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greekislandlover

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cant understand how even a stupid american could do that ,unless its a for a prank video or something
Like none of us ever drill in the wrong place?!?

This week, my mate managed to measure accurately where the drill the hole for the outside light. It was going to go up through the bricks and breeze blocks to end up between the ceiling and floor. Despite calculating it, managed to whack a hole in the lounge wall, and ceiling. More plastering to do tomorrow, and tennant calling my mate a plank :(

Good to have you with us anyway MDS
 
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mdshunk

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Let me tell you about one of my drilling mistakes.

I was working in a very old office building that contained the offices of most of my state's legislators in the capital. The building was all masonry, with concrete floors. I had to drill from the floor below (above a suspended ceiling) into a void space above where mechanicals were run. I carefully measured, then drilled up with a 36 inch long bit on a spline drive hammer drill (the floors were nearly 24 inches thick). After the drill burst through the other side, it jammed up. I ran the drill and it came free, but I couldn't pull it back through the hole. It slid back and fourth pretty easily, but I couldn't get the bit to pull back through. I ran the drill a few more times, and pulled and pulled. No help. I went up to the next floor to see if I could spy what the trouble was. I apparently mis-measured, since I had come up inside a cloak closet, and had a ladies long coat wrapped up tight around the drill. The coat was done for.
 
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