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  1. What's the best utility in Washington State?

    Any opinions ideas?

    Does PSE even have line crews, from what I see on the internet they're all contractors.

    Looking to relocate
  2. Thread: Ibew 66

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    Ibew 66

    Just wanted to drop in and say this is our second contract that just passed a few days ago with 66 and I've never felt like they turned their backs on us till now. The seasoned employees saw this...
  3. Thread: aep

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    I do know AEP Texas is non-union but AEP-Swepco...

    I do know AEP Texas is non-union but AEP-Swepco is union. I have some buddies that work in Longviewno area I think only the Longview service center might have designated troubleman and the rest of...
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    What does it pay if you don't mind me asking? Is...

    What does it pay if you don't mind me asking? Is it paid hourly ? Daily in some cases I've seen. Why not work for some place like Western Power or Northern grid? What are th advantages to working in...
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    Jobs in UK/Ireland/SA/Australia

    Is it hard to get a job as an American doing linework in any of these countries? Do you know of anyone who has done it ? How do they live there? On a visa or how?
  6. Thread: Temp service

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    [QUOTE=rcdallas_;146887]How does your company...

    [QUOTE=rcdallas_;146887]How does your company look at the practices for running temp services on the ground if you have a faulted urd service? Do you run the temp, do you locate and work now?[/QUO...
  7. Thread: Temp service

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    Here in Lewisville, we run temp on the ground...

    Here in Lewisville, we run temp on the ground with bumpers and flexpipe out of the transformer or pedestal into the meter can. Contractors are called to bore a new service which can take a while...
  8. Thread: New rules

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    That's something! We just have one shirt 8.6...

    That's something! We just have one shirt 8.6 pants are around 11 I'm told they're the wrangler brand. No faceshields unless operating any type of switch (cutout, elbows, most anything with a stick)...
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    That guy was cool as ****. Wish he was our safety...

    That guy was cool as ****. Wish he was our safety guy! Instead we got some make believe lineman safety man!
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    No Earnest Williams

    No Earnest Williams
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    The only reason I heard that was cause when we...

    The only reason I heard that was cause when we got our confined space training this year the guy was an ex-Entergy safety man with them for a long time and got mixed up in T&D Solutions. It was some...
  12. Thread: New rules

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    Explain the Cat 1,2,3 stuff ya'll have to wear?

    Explain the Cat 1,2,3 stuff ya'll have to wear?
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    It was filmed in Canada

    It was filmed in Canada
  14. Thread: crew question

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    Common sense right! Glad to see it's still out...

    Common sense right! Glad to see it's still out there. These companies are trying to take away any thinking a lineman has to do
  15. Thread: crew question

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    Thanks for the clarification brother!

    Thanks for the clarification brother!
  16. Thread: crew question

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    Maybe you should take some of your own advice and...

    Maybe you should take some of your own advice and leave this graveyard. I don't know when or how you asked for advice in this post . You simply stated you have a "ground hand" who doesn't wanna wear...
  17. Thread: crew question

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    I wasn't trying to go on the attack on anyone....

    I wasn't trying to go on the attack on anyone. That's just my solid opinion. I don't know where you work, but common sense plays a factor in every bit of line work. I don't need a safety manual to...
  18. Thread: crew question

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    That's bs. If he's on the ground why would he? If...

    That's bs. If he's on the ground why would he? If it's rescue I'm sure the fire already has happened. Our company is fighting us on the issue right now , but lets not forget common sense if your not...
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    Wait for the union job it'll be worth it. Go to...

    Wait for the union job it'll be worth it. Go to 66 as a grunt if you have to and wait to be interviewed for the ape-ship it'll look better that your already working at the hall. Did you look at all...
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    Working in the rain...

    What's your company's policy or in your contract about working in the rain or inclement weather. I know there are exceptions like a feeder is burning on the ground or cops are directing traffic cause...
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    Tex-mex is 10 years behind everybody in some...

    Tex-mex is 10 years behind everybody in some aspects...They're alright though. And I'm in North Texas Area. I imagine the guy you're talking about is in the Gulf?
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    Tex-Mex does every Wednesday

    Tex-Mex does every Wednesday
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    I know Longview is Union and they're IBEW. I...

    I know Longview is Union and they're IBEW. I don't know why Shreveport wouldnt be Ibew either..
  24. Local 66 is looking for Apes with lots of work

    Local 66 is looking for Apes with lots of work
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    Those are all non-union outfits bud...in Texas a...

    Those are all non-union outfits bud...in Texas a first step ape makes nearly 20 (union). Check out your local IBEW
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