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Old 03-30-2019, 07:30 PM   #16
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What are YOU doing here ?? You lost?

Did he follow you here???
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:41 AM   #17
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What are YOU doing here ?? You lost?

I snoop around here sometimes when Iím bored
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Did he follow you here???
Well, I thought he just spent too much time googling "ESA" .

But now that you mention it, I think you may be right !
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What does this expensive training cost?

I thought it was only a code update every three years, $175
(Which should be done by all licenced electricians IMO)

Also ACP is ending this year. A new risk based oversite system is starting
First, welcome over here eddy! (I'll pm you my ET alter ego/alias).

Am I cheap and complain too much about $175......NO!!!

And why would I spend a day and $175 on a course when I can just
read YOUR code change updates on ET? !

Yeah, I read something about the change to risk based oversite...
....not sure what that means.....or if I care anymore.....

You, me, and @Shadow99 should meet up for a beer sometime this
summer.
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Oh and BTW eddy, close the door before borgi and 99 find there way in -)
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Oh and BTW eddy, close the door before borgi and 99 find there way in -)
I thought 99 from ET is shadow, and I thought you were Borgi!

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Reunion of the Eastern Ontario electricians club?
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I feel left out.

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@CodeMatters I got your PM but canít send one back until I have more posts, even though I signed up here 6 years ago.

Looking forward to having a drink with everyone for sure.

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Whenever I have hired a licensed electrical contractor the guys who actually do the work are not licensed and non-union and their training has been on the job, so hit and miss. I have had them provide incorrect information about code requirements or use the wrong fittings and connectors and mis-match transformers.

I am in the process of going through my house and re-doing the wall receptacles as the electrician who installed them used metal crimps with tape instead of wire nuts. I did not realize the problem until I had smoke coming out of a receptacle.

It is the knowledge and skill of the people who are doing the work that counts and in the USA post the 2007 bank fraud and financial crisis the skill level of tradespeople has plummeted. I never have unsupervised work done in my house.
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Whenever I have hired a licensed electrical contractor the guys who actually do the work are not licensed and non-union and their training has been on the job, so hit and miss. I have had them provide incorrect information about code requirements or use the wrong fittings and connectors and mis-match transformers.

I am in the process of going through my house and re-doing the wall receptacles as the electrician who installed them used metal crimps with tape instead of wire nuts. I did not realize the problem until I had smoke coming out of a receptacle.

It is the knowledge and skill of the people who are doing the work that counts and in the USA post the 2007 bank fraud and financial crisis the skill level of tradespeople has plummeted. I never have unsupervised work done in my house.


Itís the same when you bring your car to the garage. Itís not always an experienced licenced mechanic doing the work. Even at the hospital you could get a resident doctor still in training cutting you open.


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