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Discussion in 'Consumer Affairs' started by Revoltingest, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    I'm going to test you to see if you really were an electrician.
    How do you pronounce the word, "wire".
    Spell your pronunciation phonetically.
     
  2. Ellen Brown

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    Wire, or Conductor
     
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    Louis V on the Champs E
    is the store for me.
     
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  4. Revoltingest

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    Real electricians here pronounce "wire" as "wahr".
     
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    That is more my daughter's style.
    (She lives in NYC.)
    But do they have high pressure NPT fittings though?
    How about spherical washers in larger sizes?
     
  6. Ellen Brown

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    LOL. Whatever.
     
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    Sears is having to close hundreds of stores and currently has some sales online. They're selling their Sidewinder tape measure for 12.99.

    Sadly they have stopped selling some hand clamps that I want more of. I have two of them. I would have bought more if they had just been maybe 40% less expensive. Now they are unavailable. They are ratcheting clamps shaped like pliers that have a release like vice grips. They're quite handy. There are some decent prices on some of their other clamps.

    Sears has gradually been closing out hardware products since its merger with K-Mart. The whole thing is rumored to be a venture capital scheme to make money off of the slow bleeding of these two businesses. They've been skillfully mismanaged over the last ten or so years. Now comes the visible selling off of the hull left over once its core has been sucked out by worms. Great store though with interesting tools, always priced just out of reach.
     
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    Your pronunciation is uncharacteristically normal for an electrician.
    Perhaps it improved after you retired, eh.
    That's gotta be it!
     
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    You should go to Menards.
    Those clamps are sometimes on sale for sinfully low prices.
    They even carry spendy German tools by Knipex & Wiha.
     
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  10. Ellen Brown

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    I got involved with the Electrical thing because the pay was good, and I had babies. The work was actually boring one minute and terrifying the next. A good Electrician is a large part Attorney, because you memorize the Code and adhere to it, and try to keep morons from getting you killed. Toward the end, I was a Licensed Electrical Inspector, but found that contending with idiot bullies was not for me.

    I'm from the NW of Oregon, so don't have that Okie accent like my rels.

    Had I lived a more privileged life, I should have enjoyed Archeology, Anthropology, and perhaps a bit of Theology, but I would not have allowed the leaders to badger and bully.
     
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    I know some electricians who work on power lines.
    They do say that some people are really bent on dying.
     
  12. Ellen Brown

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    I didn't work on anything over 480 V hot. Here in Oregon, the Utility folk have a lot of that sewn up and they can have it. Oh, we did have some motors that were around 7,000 volts (can't remember exactly). The way the starter was built, it was impossible to do anything live. And they had self diagnostics that identified the issue easily.

    There is a procedure we called "Meggering", where the motor was not running and one would check the resistance between the windings to check for developing shorts, and other things. The motor and leads could take quite a charge, so you had to ground that stuff to get rid of the charge. One time I got quite a jolt off the charged lines.
     
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    The Rushmore Taffy Store in Keystone. :D I always make sure to buy a few lbs of taffy when I'm in the Hills.
     
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    The most I'll touch is 120VAC.
     
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    I wasted my life.

    Oogie Games.

    Retro gamers paradise!!!!

    Plus they fixed my PlayStation. :O]
     
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