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|10-04-2009, 06:32 AM||#16|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pacific Palisades CA
a wiring mystery
Some new posters (not jgm156) seem to think that Electricians are overpriced rip-off artists that really don’t have to know very much.
When I was in industry, one of the Engineers in my group had a side business as an Electrical Contractor who did all his work in LA factories, primarily reconfiguring assembly lines or installing new equipment. His partner ran the crew. The jobs were large runs that took up to, bending 4” conduit and pulling lots of wire.
They worked a lot of weekends to meet factory schedules so I would occasionally go down and help out as a novice pulling wire or lugging terminals on 500MCM cable. I learned from day one, that while I thought I knew a lot, I really didn’t know Shinola. I still think that I wouldn’t make a pimple on a real Electrician’s A$$.
More on Ground Clips
Attached is a pic on how to install a Ground Clip
Those old steel boxes are not tapped for a 10-32 green ground screw so that is why ground clips are used. It was always possible to drill and tap an old steel box but that was a hassle especially with a box stuffed with wire.
Greenlee has come out with a neat combination kit to Drill/Tap/ & deburr for multiple sizes of screws.
An individual 10-32 bit is also available ala carte:
& Stay Safe
Last edited by PaliBob; 10-04-2009 at 06:37 AM.
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