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Old 03-06-2009, 07:08 AM   #31
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I dont know...but most people think that ground up is "upside down". So if you replaced outlets for a customer with the ground up, they may think it was done wrong.

BTW, this seems to be lurking off topic.

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I dont know...but most people think that ground up is "upside down". So if you replaced outlets for a customer with the ground up, they may think it was done wrong.

BTW, this seems to be lurking off topic.
Leave it alone, for the love of GOD!
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what was the topic again? lol oh yeah...

maybe the PEEs and EEEs know something we don't?

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after reading 3 pages of blogs no one seems to zero in with the answer. Can someone please tell me whether an EE in nyc could somehow skip trade school and all that and acquire a license to as an electrical contractor.

Unlike most of the electrical junkies and incompetent engineers out there, i am an man of all trades and an electrical engineer as well. Can someone point me in the right direction to how i can get that precious license. thanks
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after reading 3 pages of blogs no one seems to zero in with the answer. Can someone please tell me whether an EE in nyc could somehow skip trade school and all that and acquire a license to as an electrical contractor.
Even if you could, WHY would you want to???

There is a reason that areas require between 5-10 years of FIELD experience. You can have a doctorate in electricity for all I care. Without field experience you will have no idea what you are doing.

Being a man of all trades is fine and dandy. IMO that still does not give you the needed experience to be a professional contractor in one specialized trade.....ESPECIALLY in NYC.
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after reading 3 pages of blogs no one seems to zero in with the answer. Can someone please tell me whether an EE in nyc could somehow skip trade school and all that and acquire a license to as an electrical contractor.

Unlike most of the electrical junkies and incompetent engineers out there, i am an man of all trades and an electrical engineer as well. Can someone point me in the right direction to how i can get that precious license. thanks
The license is to protect the public.

If you can somehow convince the people who issue the licenses that you won't screw up then you can have the license.
If you were them, would you believe you?

Anybody can say
"Unlike most of the electrical junkies and incompetent engineers out there, i am an man of all trades and an electrical engineer as well."

Nobody says
"I am a Darwin Award waiting to happen"
and yet it is sometimes true.

Do you see the problem?
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This is a family trade. My dad, who is a master electrician cannot apply for the license cause his years of experience were acquired outside the US. For future reference, anyone holding an bachelor's in E.E. can actually skip the long wait of 10 years, to a reduced time period of 3 years. did my hw
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For future reference, anyone holding an bachelor's in E.E. can actually skip the long wait of 10 years, to a reduced time period of 3 years.
In your state maybe. Every state is different.
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Also, it is NOT a "long wait". It is time well spent gaining valuable experience.
If you think formal education can replace this you are sadly mistaken. I would hope given your background you can understand this.
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This is a family trade. My dad, who is a master electrician cannot apply for the license cause his years of experience were acquired outside the US. For future reference, anyone holding an bachelor's in E.E. can actually skip the long wait of 10 years, to a reduced time period of 3 years. did my hw
So four years spent getting an EE degree is worth 7 years spent as OJT as an electrician.
The remaining three years must be hard core hands-on stuff you absolutely cannot learn in a classroom or by doing lab projects.
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so, after 3 pages of responses to the 1 lonely post of the OP and nobody has figured out the the Electrical Safety Act of 2002 is legislation in AUSTRALIA.
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I was always under the impression that the electrical code was in fact written by engineers! Backed up by a few lawyers!

Am I wrong, with this supposition?
yes, you are. I actually know a few guys that were in on writing parts of the code so they are a lot like the pro's here on the board. So, you take them and a lot of manufacturers reps and you have the origins of the codes.

I know few, if any, people that do not believe the AFCI mandate was a manufacturer based inclusion.
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If it's a politically-connected EE who is biding his time until he becomes a manager, then no.
Still, they haven't got the foggiest idea how to do Construction or Industrial Electrical work. Because electricians work with standards. We don't use Mathematical formulae (There we go. I speak like an "Engineer") But every electrician can only improve himself (or herself) by studying Theory, too. (Eliminate Confusion) Through EducationDon't Drink and Drive!!!
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so, after 3 pages of responses to the 1 lonely post of the OP and nobody has figured out the the Electrical Safety Act of 2002 is legislation in AUSTRALIA.
As a matter of fact. One early (professional) poster pointed out that the OP hails from, either the U.K. or Australia! (No matter what)Don't Drink and Drive, Ever!!!

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