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Old 12-15-2008, 05:15 PM   #16
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Don't you mean you "have" to do a rough-in inspection? I would think "get to" means you will actually enjoy doing it....

Either way sounds like a very cold job, bundle up, haha.
Nah, I love it despite the cold. Seven years ago when things were busy it was a different story, but now getting to do a big rough-in inspection is a welcome task.

When I got done with it, the truck's thermometer said 6 degrees. I need to find a way to heat my clipboard!

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Old 12-15-2008, 08:10 PM   #17
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Its -8 around here....
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:56 PM   #18
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Its -8 around here....
That's warm for Iowa. I remember ice sailing on Clear Lake in -25.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:22 PM   #19
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Thanks for the links. The history of these settlements have always intrigued me. I hope it never changes and stays as it is as much as possible.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:00 AM   #20
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um, speaking of ice....

we just had (outside of Chicago) an ice storm here Thursday night. Here are some pics to enjoy. The one is ice I'm holding that came off my windshield! Yes, it was that thick!
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:41 PM   #21
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Watching the news lately about our north east and north central part of the country reminds me of 1996 here in Kansas when we had an ice storm of that magnitude. What a freakin mess. Being an electrician or utility lineman sucked but the money sure was good. Regardless I still hate ice storms. Only people that like them are photographers and generator manufacturers. I remember everybody was wanting home standby generator systems or transfer switches to be used with portable generators. Man we put in a jillion of those for customers. Whats funny is...we haven't had a storm since then that has required the use of all those generator standby systems. In most cases the utility had to approve the installation of the transfer switch, there were so many getting installed they did a bulk mailing to home owners giving the requirements of the transfer device.

We were over a year getting all the piles of tree limbs hauled off the streets. Only good thing about it is if you burned wood it ws free for the taking.

Anyway all you guys working out east, Chris 75, Speedy Petey.. take care... and be freakin careful that ice creates a lot of unusual electrical problems that will getcha if not on the ball.

The most obvious hazard with ice is the one that keeps ER's and lawyers employed--the slip and fall that knocks the wind out of you and rattles your bones like windchimes in a hurricane If not worse. Be careful out there everyone, and to those of you who do work on utilities under such awful conditions, thank you!

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