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Old 12-27-2013, 08:18 AM   #16
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Your painters take the plates off? I have not seen any painters that would touch an electrical plate or even use a screw driver. Tape around everything and paint is the norm here.
In my area most of the better painters take the plates off. Now though we also have the other extreme where they will just paint over everything.

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Old 12-27-2013, 08:31 AM   #17
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Your painters take the plates off? I have not seen any painters that would touch an electrical plate or even use a screw driver. Tape around everything and paint is the norm here.
That sucks for the customer.
I know the painting is done when all the plate screws are all not aligned any more.
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My bad. I should have said the cheapest one, not the only one.
No worries, I've used both, my choice was the Amprobe, but hell, I only do residential now, so now I have a radio....
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:43 AM   #19
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I never had the guts to pull the trigger on a good tracer. I could never justify the $500+ for what I do.
I've used them many times, and they were helpful, but not something I'd use nearly regularly.

Then again, I did spend $300 on a Leica laser measurer that I don't ever use either.
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I use this label format for all my panels. My wife and service people find it helpful.
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I never had the guts to pull the trigger on a good tracer. I could never justify the $500+ for what I do.
I've used them many times, and they were helpful, but not something I'd use nearly regularly.

Then again, I did spend $300 on a Leica laser measurer that I don't ever use either.
I have a laser plumb bob that I absolutely love, probably the most expensive work toy I own and use....

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