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As working in the industrial side of electrics, I find it hard doing the work for the first time without actually knowing what it should look like.

So it would be nice to start a gallery of the good workmanship people have done.

Maybe you'll find that your ways can be improved ;)

regards Luke
 
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Cirrus

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yeah sounds good. My biggest regret was a renovation I did last year. WW2 hospital wing in Worcs. Fair sized job and I was running the job and it was all about using modern wiring methods but recreating the 1940's style of wiring with the old porcelain clamps, braided cord etc. Never did take one photo as was that busy. Will probably never do a job like it again:(
 
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Re: Gallery of Industrial Work

Lots of pictures? I like the sound of that mate. :)
bad idea? think bandwidth comes to mind, hows tilersforum do it, via a 3rd party image upload website?

might start taking photos of my work, and posting it on :)
 

Dan

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Re: Gallery of Industrial Work

yeah sounds good. My biggest regret was a renovation I did last year. WW2 hospital wing in Worcs. Fair sized job and I was running the job and it was all about using modern wiring methods but recreating the 1940's style of wiring with the old porcelain clamps, braided cord etc. Never did take one photo as was that busy. Will probably never do a job like it again:(
Unlucky mate - better luck next time.

bad idea? think bandwidth comes to mind, hows tilersforum do it, via a 3rd party image upload website?
We will always be fine, this forum is hosted on a dedicated server with more than enough bandwidth and disk space. Like here, tilersforums.co.uk allows users a limit on their forum account which they can use for PDF's or images or whatever. Though on tilersforums.co.uk there's a Tile Gallery too which members upload to. And then many of the members do use photo uploading sites too so they'll link to them.
 
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Cirrus

Re: Gallery of Industrial Work

Yeah, photobucket tends to be a popular one
 
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Re: Gallery of Industrial Work

I got a few photos of me up a cherry picker, n a few commercial ones too, gonna upload them soon, to see what ya think :) hopefully not too bad
 
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Bane

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Photos of you up a cherry picker?!?

LOL
 
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mdshunk

Here's a couple from the US. They might not make sense, but here they are anyhow:

















 
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bigstew

this maybe a bumb question but, is the red blue and white taped cables american 3 phase???
 
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mdshunk

this maybe a bumb question but, is the red blue and white taped cables american 3 phase???
They are not really code required to be any particular colors, but here's the "standard" most guys use:

120/208Y - Black, Red, Blue, white neutral
277/480Y - Brown, Orange, Yellow, grey neutral
120/240delta - Black, Orange, Blue, white neutral
 

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They are not really code required to be any particular colors, but here's the "standard" most guys use:

120/208Y - Black, Red, Blue, white neutral
277/480Y - Brown, Orange, Yellow, grey neutral
120/240delta - Black, Orange, Blue, white neutral
How to confuse people by using different colours for phases and neutral depnding up on voltage:eek:
 
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4x4 mark

thats a whole lotta pipe work, i take it you don't use a lot of trunking, tray or ladder racking, very neat though
 
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mdshunk

thats a whole lotta pipe work, i take it you don't use a lot of trunking, tray or ladder racking, very neat though
Not really. It's permitted, but just not used that much. The only time an electrician here would use cable tray or ladder racks would be in factory work, where the factory will be re-tooled and rearranged on a regular basis. For something like a school or hospital, where things will remain pretty much original for the life of the building, it's all piped. Matter of fact, that second picture above is the headwall (head of the patient bed) rough-in wiring for a hospital surgical recovery room. That's why you see some copper pipes going to what look like electrical boxes. Some of them are oxygen lines, some are ordinary air, and some are suction lines. I'm not sure which is which. I just mess with the wires. :)
 
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montybaber

looks like if I ever wanna work in the US im gonna have to work on my conduit skills lol
 
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mdshunk

looks like if I ever wanna work in the US im gonna have to work on my conduit skills lol
That's a fact. Homes are still just done with cable (with the noted exception of New York City and Chicago, where pipe is the rule), but commercial and industrial work is largely all conduit work. Armored cable is making inroads in commercial work in a big way here lately. Armored cable is permitted to be used in most places where conduit would normally otherwise get used; it just looks uglier.
 
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montybaber

i agree but a damn site cheaper and quicker to throw in...you can see why
 
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elmer phud

Any of you chaps used the old fashioned timber block for bending tube ?. As an apprentice I had to make one. We had vices too. ;)
 
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montybaber

I used a block at college :) and im only 28, just wonder if its still taught?
 
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mdshunk

I've used the crotch of a tree before to bend conduit, but I'm not especially proud of it. Under the truck tire too.
 
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Spudmiester

I used a block at college :) and im only 28, just wonder if its still taught?
Never heard of it........and I am 35 !


Our old boss used to make us streighten steel tube out so we could use it again............but this is in Yorkshire!
 
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jibtech

nice pictures sooo much tube :eek:

it seems so very strange to me that you dont seem to combine it with trunking

also a good job with armoured can look very good and neat if done properly

long live the block ..and i knew trees could have nuts but a crotch?
 
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mdshunk

nice pictures sooo much tube :eek:

it seems so very strange to me that you dont seem to combine it with trunking

also a good job with armoured can look very good and neat if done properly
Here's one from the other day. Sorry, it's just a guy's cell phone pic:

 
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