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Old 04-13-2007, 11:49 AM   #1
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As an apprenticship, Can you lot just tell me basics which must not be forgotten cos im learning new things everyday and its a lot to take in so i just wondered could people please just chuck notes down which are important and i should remember.


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Old 04-13-2007, 11:55 AM   #2
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my comment would be: rather than try to memorize thing, find the reasons for it then understand why it should be that way rather than the other way...


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Old 04-13-2007, 02:43 PM   #3
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chukin notes

if u could find a good book then when you have a question,ASK the person why they did that, or chuck yourself a note and check the book or hit the computer If they dont give you an answer or get bent out of shape maybe they just dont know. Once you know your confidence will build.
It seems like your a young guy and if the guys at work bust your balls at lunch thats cool, just stay away from those people who stick their finger in your face when no one is around!
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:52 PM   #4
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Honestly in my opinion for anyone starting out in electrical, the most important things to know and follow are the safety aspects.
Someone once told me a few things that I always keep in mind...
1. Always treat the wire or circuit as if it were live.
2. Never lose respect for what you are working on.
3. Always take care of yourself and protect yourself. Don't rely on other people to do it for you.
4. This is something that could potentially kill you. Never guess or think you know what your doing. If you don't, ask and make sure you understand it before touching anything.

I'm not a professional by any means. I am not a licensed electrician, although it is a field that I am very interested in myself and may look for employment in the near future.
These are just things that were told to me and I have not had an incident yet. Although I know it's probably illegal for me to do so, I have worked on everything from 120V to 480V 3-phase circuits. Never once touched anything I wasn't sure of and therefore never once had any problems.
Keep that in mind while learning your basics.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:44 PM   #5
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Listen to what he has to say! 277v will pull you in like a barrel of monkey's 480 will throw you to the floor. have 3 pairs of gloves if u ever have to rack out 13,600v 1 for air test 1 for use and 1 to be sent out.
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