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INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

LawnSite Platinum Member
You have to give them some points for inventiveness.

Around here we have a contractor who uses Marrette 333's and then fills them with silicone. (no this doesn't work) All this effort, mess, and ineffectiveness to save a few cents per connection.
 

sal rodriguez

LawnSite Member
Location
ventura ca
the phone company uses a setup similar to that around here in california. It's a plastic bottle with epoxy in it. cut off the top; and insert wires. wait till dry and bury in ground or in a valve box with the phone company name on it.

sal
 

INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

LawnSite Platinum Member
... phone company ... epoxy in it....wait till dry .....
sal
Its that 'wait til dry' thing that kills me. :laugh: Only an employee would consider this a good use of time!

If this was a Union shop I'm sure they would push for the use of a slow cure silicone or resin & hardener. :laugh:
 

RLI Electric

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Durham CT
I worked for the phone company down here for a bit. They would start one of those splices right at the end of the day so they can wait till dry while reading a magazine on overtime. Most ridculous waste of time and money you have ever seen.
 

RLDesign

LawnSite Member
Hello Bob,

That sounds really productive. Thanks for the call yesterday. My phone died. Please call me anytime you need anything or have more time to talk. We have jobsite Olympics to keep our guys tuned up through the season: speed crawling on knees is one event (like under a crawlspace), speed of perfect stripping (of wires), and trenching 50 ft. with the 4" hand trencher (sandy soils). We compete as individuals and race on jobsites. It keeps things fun and gets stuff done.

Take your next team and have a challenge. Offer lunch as reward. It really gets boring on jobsites unless we make it fun!!

Talk soon.

Tanek
Reynolds Lighting
 
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