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ITT: devilish /diy/
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I edit the watermarks off models before I 3d print them.
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>fire alarm hornstrobe hooked to a 12dc 7ah battery
>Toss the bitch down inside a wall between studs
>Run away before someone makes it your problem
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>$400 worth of heat trace and misc parts
>6 hours of work
>$4000 bill
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>wire buddy's brake lights to an industrial reversing horn
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>locks lazy co-worker in the port-o-potty in 100f then goes to lunch
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>lightly dust the underside of the super's truck door handle with concrete dye dust
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>>1652566
I had a friend who wired a guy's horn to his radiator fan. Took him weeks to figure out why his horn would come on seemingly at random.
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>>1652252
My electric scooter is devilish /diy/.
I re winded $1 charger to get 5V for headlight, and I apparently fucked up a little bit (should have removed stock winding), and now I have 200V between handle bars and switch.
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>>1652591
You were doing God’s my friend.
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>>1652252
I sprayed my brake pads with penetrating lube so I can drive with a stuck caliper while I wait for rock auto to ship me parts
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> go to a service call, dead outlet
>realize it is just a tripped GFCI
>reset it
>screw around for 20 minutes, take off a cover plate so they think I actually did something
>yes ma'am that will be $125 for our 1 hour minimum and $100 for the trip charge
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>>1652649
karma will catch up with you...
eventually you will get caught and go to jail
big bubba will trip your GFCI
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I leave mark with screwdriver on flared connection, so freon will eventually leak, while I say shit like "do you change oil in car? Same goes for AC, you need to change freon."
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I've now returned 3 DeWalt sanders I've heavily used daily for a month to Home Depot. They look new because I use an air compressor spray tool to clean them. I think eventually they will catch on but the turnover rate in that place seems to be in my favor.
I got a TJ Maxx tier African mask from a thrift store, made it look old as fuck, and sold it for $200
I sold a handmade quilt from the 80s as a 1930s handmade quilt
I've put a Steinway emblem on a shitty Yahama grand piano for a customer (she requested it, but it's still devious)
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>>1652656
>karma will catch up with you...
>eventually you will get caught and go to jail
karma will catch up with you...
eventually you will get caught and go to jail
big bubba will leave a mark inside you with his screwdriver and you will leak...
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>>1652670
>karma will catch up with you...
It already caught me, because shit still doesn't leak in 5+ years. This scam had worked only once, unfortunately.
>eventually you will get caught and go to jail
I don't live in land of free, so no.
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>>1652654
Why would I go to jail for that?
It's perfectly legal.
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>>1652670
why are you...
writing like an illiterate...
boomer.........
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>>1652252
>fuse keeps blowing
>bypass it

>>1652647
I love RA, but their 6 day shipping kills me.

>>1652658
>have old worn out $11 Klein wire strippers
>fucked up and barely cut from age
>buy new pair of Southwire from Lowe’s
>remember they have lifetime warranty so bring them to Home Depot and ask if I can get credit towards a different size since I already bought a new pair to replace those ones
>ratchet lady tells me I can only get the exact same ones
>get new pair, throw em in my car, at different Home Depot a week later like “I bought the wrong size, no clue what I did with my receipt” and got my $11 credit towards a pair of the better curved ones in a different gauge
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>>1652649
That's not /diy/ you tradie con artist.
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>>1652252
I hit someone in the nuts with a 2x4 at a Menards yesterday.

Want to guess what he yelled when he got hit? ME NARDS!
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>>1652798
Its fraud,theft you going to jail
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>>1652935
That was almost funny anon try better ok
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>>1652798
Once you get doxxed, we will find out.
Post here in a few years.
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>>1652798
Its stealing are you a nigger
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>>1652950
Not really. If anon wastes the time making a house call and it’s clearly stated that there is a 1 hour minimum, they’re going to charge you that hour as soon as anon sets eyes on the outlet.

Remember how businesses work... a receptionist and/or dispatcher has to take that call and send somebody out. anon has to drive to and from that call, he needs to write up an invoice for it, other employees at the office need to take care of the billing, plus all the overhead any business requires.

If the screw was loose and OP said he had to replace the whole thing and bills you for half a day while he was sitting at Wendy’s, that would be fraud.
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>>1652989
then why the fuck can't you honestly tell your victim what the problem was and you just reset GFCI instead of screwing around and pretending to do any work if the charge would be the same? to make the owner feel better and not give you crap?
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>>1653031
He coulda told them after. But somebody who calls an electrician before they press the little button probably doesn’t care to hear or understand anyway.
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As part of anti-thief system, door handle on my shed is connected to a live wire.
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>>1652950
>>1652962
>>1652974
it isnt stealing or fraud you fucking retards, they agree to the terms over the phone... if they are too stupid to reset a tripped gfci then they most likely have come to terms with their retardation and are willing to pay.
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>>1652619
stroke victim here
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>>1652252
>Electricity included in the rent
>Build an electric sauna on the balcony

The apartment complex already has a sauna, but now I can have one whenever I feel like it.
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>lived on top floor of my first apartment before digital cable
>found the cable provider tap on the roof and ran a cable down to my apartment
>free cable tv
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>>1652603
GLORIOUS!

I wired 3 identical horns (one in the cab) to my buddies ignition wire.
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>>1652654
>>1652649
Kek.

Yall crooked xucks is what dives the trades a bad rep. Do unto others and all that
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>>1652803
>you have to be 18 to post here
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>>1652989
Yeah but the faggot charged 100 bucks to pish a button
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>>1652602
Why? Was he a dick or do people just automatically not like us in general?
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>>1653608
The company* charged $100 to send a trained tech to this person’s home on short notice to fix the problem.
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>>1653695
Learn to read you fucking faggot he charged the minimum AND a fee for comming
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>>1653727
So he should have just not driven there, right?
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>>1653727
His business isn't a charity. He's gonna charge travel expenses and his hour rate at the very least.
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>>1653727
See >>1653733 and >>1653735

If he was already there for a larger job, I’m sure dude woulda pressed the button for free. But if he has to drive out to a call, it’s a minimum of the drive plus the hour for various reasons listed above. That flip of a switch was anon’s morning.
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Wired a small sound effects device to my car stereo. Drive around the streets with friends with volume turned on full with machin gun sounds blaring out. Watching them run like fun.
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Hi-level hak. Designed a swastika into the plan of a new hospital using the internal wall. Spent 18 months resisting all plan changes just to keep its true shape. Contractor built it and it repeats over 3 floors. No-one knows.
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>>1653760
>with friends
Haha almost got me. Good effort though
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Hi-level hak 2. Designed a new police headquarters in the shape of the Millenium Falcon. No-one noticed. Building got built and even won awards.
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>>1653760
are you 13?
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>>1653505
Electric sauna shit tier
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>>1653031
how do you know what the problem is without being there?
it could be a loose wire, a burnt up neutral or maybe a rat ate through the wire in the wall.. how are you to know without seeing a tripped gfci?

>>1653608
fuck you, and hell yeah im gonna charge for it. I am here to make money not fuck around with stupid little bullshit charity work.
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>>1652252
>Press quarter into the cigarette outlet in "friend's" car without him knowing
>Car battery's lifespan is cut in half
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>>1653847
huuuurrr duurrrrr yeah cause the fuse didnt blow right away...

are you stupid or something?
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>>1653846
>how are you to know without seeing a tripped gfci?
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
That's not what I am saying at all. Can't you read??
I am saying AFTER you determined the cause, why would you fuck around pretending that you are doing work when you already reset the switch and you can just tell them what you did and bill them and go home? He said he fucked around PRETENDING that the cause was something else >>1652649
. That's what I am saying is bullshit.
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>>1653887
To give the customer the illusion of work being performed so they don't raise hell to the worker and company about having to pay for pushing a fucking button which would ultimately waste more time and resources than the 20 minutes spent pretending to work. Are you actually autistic?
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>>1652649
Let me guess - did she look like this and is forced to eat cat food the rest of the month?
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>>1653821
At least cover the pavers ...
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>>1653762
Nice
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>>1652798
Malum prohibitum malum in se. Evil by law and evil in and of itself. You know what you did was wrong. You even brag about your sad little crimes against women, you must be a weak fag for sure.
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>>1654099
I got to the bottom of the thread and read where the caller agreed to terms on the phone. I apologize, what you did wasn't a crime. But what are you going to do when the GFCI trips again and she thought you already just fixed it?
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>>1654037
He is, or just trying to play stupid which is basically the same as being stupid.
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>>1654104
Charge her again you fucking retard lol, or better yet tell her I need to replace the wire and open up the wall so my drywaller buddy can get some money and give me a kick back
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>>1653505
I think I remember that thread.
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>>1654037
>so they don't raise hell
that's what i SUPPOSED 3 fucking posts ago:>>1653031
> to make the owner feel better and not give you crap?
but since you can't read instead of simply confirming "yes that's the reason" you proceeded to go in circles
>how do you know what the problem is without being there?
to which i replied that you have zero reading comprehension and now you just confirmed that.
> Are you actually autistic?
No, you are retarded and that's the reason we have been going in circles because you cannot read.
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>>1652603
took him weeks to pop the bonnet?
sounds like a fag.
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>>1652277
Same
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>>1654504
yes sounds like a fag with a small bonnet
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>>1653037
to be fair for new but older houses some of the wiring is fucky,which got me in a similar situation
>sat. time to get work done, outdoor plugs on one side of house dont work
>check breakers, all good
>buy new plugs from the store and install
>still doesnt work
>a gfci in a guest bathroom was not reset
until you know, you just dont know
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>>1654694
You're conflating a hypothetical with the actual outcome. The asshole pushed a button, then pretended to work instead of perhaps trying to analyze why it tripped and informing the homeowner, then concealed what he did so he could rip them off for $225.
$225. That's as full day of labor at $42/hr the poor homeowner forked over, and he's trying to defend it.
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>>1652649
> Customer says garage lights are out
> Check outlets no elec.
>Find tripped breaker
>Tell customer need to trace wire
>Go up into attic eat lunch
>Told her I had to re attach to breaker strip.
>Charge $600
>Really just flipped the breaker
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>>1654803
So u didn't fix the problem, why did it trip? Will it trip again? Is it a fire hazard? Because she's got a receipt saying you were the last one to touch it.
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>>1654810
I don't know why it tripped. But haven't gotten a call back.
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>>1654820
t. schlomo kikebergs friendly neighborhood electrical service
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>>1654820
and when you do you can get another $600 out of them hahahaha
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>>1652989
>>1653759
>>1653846
ok lawyers, now you got a new case, defend this: >>1654803
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>>1654843
sure cause the lawyer is gonna charge you $2000 trying to take it to court so you can get your $600... and even if they sue for legal fees they probably won't get it.. most lawyers turn down little crap like this anyways.
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>>1654847
i mean armchair lawyers itt who claim that "he didn't do nothing"
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>>1653031
I can answer this one. If you do something that they immediately think they could've done themselves they feel like an idiot and already don't want to pay you what they AGREED to pay you when they approved the service call. In come the groans and unnecessary questions about my qualifications and angling for a discount any way they can because in spite of them agreeing to it when they were hot I fixed it SO EASILY and so quickly (once I got there and was fully aware of the problem so basically 30min burned already, at least twice that for out of town) and now they're not hot anymore so they now feel my time isn't worth what we originally agreed. It's a whole lot easier if I can point to a catastrophic problem like an exploded capacitor or a compressor with a hole blown out the electrical.

I have this happen all the time, but it's a bit different when I work with mostly tenants/landlords/maintenance companies. The landlord doesn't want to pay any money for anything and often thinks of the tenants as cockroaches that would be better off roasting in the sun, the tenants always want a brand new shiny and efficient whatever because it's in the county code somewhere that the current one is bla bla even though it's working great, and the maintenance companies are usually full of women that know very little about anything besides customer relations and need to be coached through things. Stick me in the middle just trying to fix what needs to be fixed, replace what needs to be replaced, and not get fucked in the process i.e. getting paid what I've pinned down as my value in my market.

I could build a temple to the idiots of the world with all the wooden nickels, if I had a wooden nickel for each time I walked in and did an easy fix too quick for their liking. The world is so dishonest that honest people see lies everywhere, and dishonest people just call everything lies anyways. I get it, and that's why we put on a show for some of the quicker jobs.
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>>1654849
>>1654843
Is this some skewed case of goalpost moving? The first guy wasn't honest but didn't really do anything wrong. He would've gotten paid the exact same amount even if it went to court, and he saved everyone involved a headache by just twiddling his fingers for a few minutes.

The second guy did legitimate fraud, but I would say he did so intelligently in a way in which he could cover his tracks easily. What's to say he didn't do the work he said he did? Is the client going to hire some world class inspector for $500/hr to come check out their house and carefully inspect whether the wires "look re-attached?"
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>customer calls says breaking keeps tripping in garage when he uses air compressor
>Find out it's a full size piston compressor that's like 40Gallon should probably be wired for three phase.
>He just wanted it working for painting.
>Tell him I need to run a 40A wire to breaker panel
>Just install a 50A breaker instead and charge him for new drop and wires
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>>1653766
Fake and gay
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>>1652543
This is why no one can afford to get off the shekelstein real estate plantation. I bet you're a nigger.
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>>1654847
Attorney here. Depends on state of course, but if someone came to me and could actually prove this guy flipped a breaker switch and falsely billed them while taking lunch hour, I'd probably just file a small claims action and demand the limit in punitive damages. Problem is that in most cases you can't really prove it.

With that said, no attorney should be charging more than they get their client in circumstances like this. You'd either take it as pro bono or as a near pro bono. If the attorney you consult wants more than you can get then it's time to look elsewhere.
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>>1655071
Pro-bono is french for free. So what the heck is near pro-bono?
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>>1653042
If you're going to do that, you should also be sure to do the following:
>Make sure you're using high voltage, mains voltage is enough to kill someone with heart issues, or gets really unlucky, but most of the time, is nothing but an annoyance.
>Use some lock or computer controlled mechanism to switch power to the knob on and off.
>Put up a notice warning that the door is electrified when locked, for legal reasons.
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>>1655071
and now we just found the biggest conman in the thread right here.

... honestly tell me a lawyer that regularly cuts his own throat for something more than publicity once a year.
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>>1654109
Fuck, that's not even funny.
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>>1654798
>5 hours
>full day of labour
Fucking boomers.
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>>1655131
welcome to your 1st devilish thread... but no really this type of shit really happens all the time.
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>>1655095
Do you think pro bono exists just for lawyers that lost a bet? You should Google it, you'll probably be surprised.
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>>1655133
look i hate boomers more than you and want to see them all gassed with the jews and niggers, but at least that boomer isn't stealing from someone who doesn't know any better and then leaving them in a potentially dangerous situation.

you can go in the oven with the rest of societal detritus
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>>1655142
Oh no.. I am sure there are some that will work for a noble cause...
I just don't feel as though 1 random client who feels cheated will qualify as that worthy cause.

Maybe an Erin Brockovich type scenario would be... where a company as a whole is literally killing people, but joe homeowner who is too stupid to reset a gfci isnt one of those, besides now you are trying to cheat joe tradesman who had to go to school, buy tons of tools and spend years in the trade in order to quickly trouble shoot problems ... isn't his time worth something? and who are you to determine what his time is worth? After all he had to get in his vehicle, leave the job he was on putting production behind there, spend however long driving to homeowners house, spend some time to check said outlet, find the gfci, reset it, write up the invoice, then came the unpaid part where he drives back to the job he left.. this dude probably spent 2 hours on that 1 hour service call and slowed down some other job which will now require overtime to catch back up.

sounds like normal cost of business to me... but hey I havent met to many lawyers who charge less than $300/hr.
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>>1654820
She didn't call u back because why would u bring back the same worthless piece of shit that didn't fix it right the first time.
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>>1655093
>Put up a notice warning that the door is electrified when locked, for legal reasons.
Nah, it is 100% legal in my shithole to do this.
>Higher voltage
I sometimes forget to turn off the switch (location is secret), and I don't want to get fried there. I just know that 220V won't do a fuck to me, even if I'm standing bare foot while pissing on ground and touching the knob.
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>>1653516
>nonstop commercials and insipid dogshit
>free

Still too expensive; you got swindled and badly at that.
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>>1655241
My first apartment was with two friends at MSU. It was around 2004 before Netflix streaming and before digital antenna. Lucky, I was working for Comcast at the time and knew how to trace my wire for free tv. We still had to buy shitty ATT for internet.
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>>1655215
more people die at 120v than any other voltage.. maybe because its more common, or maybe since its a lower voltage it will push more amps through you... which is what actually kills people.
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>>1655264
>or maybe since its a lower voltage it will push more amps through you
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>>1655264
>or maybe since its a lower voltage it will push more amps through you.
What the fuck are you talking about, the higher the voltage the more amps it can push through you, you fucking retard.
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>>1655264
U=IR
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>>1655083
ummm almost free?
t. language wizard
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>>1654852
Fair enough. I only have one question. If he feels that he did nothing wrong why would he post this in a 'devilish' thread? That means people who do that feel guilt so they'd only admit doing that on an anonymous board.
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>>1655268
>>1655269
>>1655287
yeah the resistance is constant. so less voltage means more current.
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>>1655296
I dont feel guilty about it, its devilish because its crafty, perfectly legal and profitable.
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>>1655299
I would argue with you but I dont think its worth my time.
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>>1653762
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika
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>>1653627
>do people just automatically not like us in general?
You havent figured that out by now? Superintendents are the least hardest working most paid assholes on the jobsite.
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>2008
>poor fag
>live in trailer park
>power company shuts off gas & electric
>open electric meter panel
>remove plastic covers over meter
>electricity back on
>take 14" crescent wrench
>turn gas valve back on
>old rusty loop for pin lock breaks away
>gas back on
>go to cable gang box
>take cover off
>use vice grips to squeeze off locks on cable fitting
>take off every lock, turn everybody's cable back on
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>>1655358
>cable guy comes back out
>disconnects everyone not paying
>puts more locks on
>I remove locks, give everyone cable again
>neighbor sees me, thanks me, says he didn't see shit
>cable guy comes back out a week later
>this time, he cuts the connector off everyone not paying.
>neighbors are pissed
>everyone wants free cable again
>neighbor buys pack of cable connectors
>has connector crimp tool
>gives both to me
>I reconnect everyone's cable again
>cable company says fuck it I guess
>lived in trailer park for 3 years
>only paid for utilities for 3 months
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>>1655358
>>1655361
you make me happy I am not poor
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>>1655299
I think you don't get how it works.
R=1; const
U=200 => I=200
U=100 => I=100
Don't confuse power and current you retard. If you decrease voltage in half, you will have 4 times less power. (Power is U*I.)
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>>1655299
You're an idiot.
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>>1653695
Should have written it up different. Could have said reset gfci and she wouldn't have understood and there'd be no lies.

Could've not been lazy and inspected the wires, gfci, breaker to reassure her, and/or updated a new gfci since outlets can get brittle plastic and short. Seen it a million times but no the laborready apprentice had to fuck off and lie.
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>>1654865
Please tell me it's on 14 gauge romex ya cunt
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>>1655512
I didn't even look lol
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>>1655264
You can push a lot more amps through lower voltage because it doesn't have volte taking up space.
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>>1653505
That has to be shitty
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>I failed at my life so I'm gonna cheat successful people: the thread
Fuck """skilled""" trade workers
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>>1655552
Hey thanks for think our time isnt worth anything to the point we over charge you so that when you do start to argue we can give up a little without losing our asses and starving.
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>>1655532
U fuckin wot m8?
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>>1655510
Yea yea yea

When you people become adults, you will understand why anon took the time to “fix the issue” instead of flipping a switch and having a customer who is pissed off. That customer got charged the minimum amount possible to have somebody come out and fix their problem.

There are two possible Yelp reviews:
>Wow! This company sent a tech to fix my outlet and he was able to get the job done in less than an hour and I didn’t even have to pay extra for any parts. $200 for the house call was very reasonable, other companies wanted to spend half a day replacing things that weren’t broken. Would give 5 stars but the tech smelled like Cheetos and lubricant. 4 stars!
Or
>This company is a ripoff! They charged me over $200 for some guy to flip a switch! Would give zero stars if I could because the tech smelled like day old Astroglide and Cheetos. 1 Star.
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>>1655602
It's well within the customer's right to leave a negative review since 200 does seem like a lot for flipping a switch. If you don't want negative reviews, you could try to explain it better to them over the phone. Tell them that they'll be charged for the trip and for an hour of work no matter how simple the job is. It really surprises me how entitled you trade workers behave.
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>repeat customer, now trusts me completely
>charge him $800 for a gas pressure test and a permit
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>>1655614
The fucking children here...

This customer didn’t even try to reset the outlet before calling the electrician. As the owner of this electrical company, do you honestly think it’s a good idea to have your receptionist girl at the office giving advice over the phone to customers like this so they can troubleshoot their own electrical issues?

The customer should’ve called her grandson to come over first.
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>>1655614
>we live in a perfect world where every person ever to have existed was perfectly reasonable
u wot
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>>1655614
>>1654852
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>>1655656
>>1655705
>blah blah cost of the trip blah blah service charge
Costs should be about 100 to do that job including the trip, gas isn't that expensive. I wish I could make 100 an hour.
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Looking to have my garage destroyed beyond repair. I waould like the insurance company to build me a new one. Any ideas?
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>>1655791
Just refinish a chair with linseed oil. Forget one of the rags you apply it with, and have it just happen to be on top of some sawdust.
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>>1655809
What does this do?
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>>1655809
Hmmm
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>>1655390
But the power is constant at residential drops.
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>>1655872
Power is depended on load.
Breakers just prevent you from drawing more load
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>>1655656
then just ask them, have you tried to reset it? walk them through the process on the phone quickly, it will take you like 30 seconds and saves you a long and unnecessary trip. i mean if i was in trades, i would cherry pick really exciting stuff like do the entire home wiring, etc. you know, big jobs. it sounds like fun and $$$ and you don't need to cheat and lie and will feel better about yourself.
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>>1655816

Kill yourself.
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>>1655531
Lmao
Totally Fucked
You're going to burn that dudes house down
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>>1655812
Ignite and burn down everything on your property
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>>1655753
you can and maybe more.

In my state it takes 4 years of working and accumulating 8000 hours... your OT will not count towards the 8000 insuring you do 4 full years.
next you have to go to school and get like 600 classroom hours.. so 1 night a week for 4 years... easy as fuck
now you can test to get that jman card
Then you need to get your masters license which typically requires 1 year of having a jman card and doing layout for others... oh and another test
If you get that, now you have to carry atleast $1,000,000 in insurance and apply for a business license which may require some classes/fees ect depending on where you are at.
Then you will need to figure out how much money you need to make per day in order to pay all the other bills, warehouse/office rental, paying for that new van, tools that your old company had but you don't, gas, vehicle insurance, marketing, materials for the jobs, safety equipment... it keeps going on and on
now if you get all that you can finally pay yourself that $100/hr to push the fucking button and reset the gfci for the dumb cunt wasting your time with a small service call when real money needs to be made.
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>>1652252
I sew my gf sexy cosplay/lingerie.... Does making saucy clothes count as diy
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>>1655875
homes arent big jobs and resi pays like shit... chances are if you can cherry pick you will take the ones that can make you real money, simple or not.

The really complicated ones get fun or possibly frustrating, like the lighting systems for different buildings.. its all about green tech these days and learning the methods they use to get it done. Or assembly lines for factories, I have heard the budwiser plants have ladder diagrams that are in the million lines range, or food processing, hazardous locations like water treatment have a lot of complications to them too.

thing about the complicated ones is there are more places to screw up and lose money.

this shit is about making money and supporting yourself, family and your workers, there is no zen like quality to these trades
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>>1655925
Only if you post the costumes
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>>1655361
based
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>>1655925
Oh yeah? Well pics or it didn't happen
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>>1655875
Dude, see >>1655921

They’re running a business. And you can’t be telling random people to start fucking with their own electrical stuff, even minor stuff like this, especially when it’s some receptionist office girl on the phone with a customer saying “Send somebody! My plug doesn’t work!”
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>>1652649
I had a couple outlets not working and I couldn't figure out why since the breakers weren't tripped in the panel. Electrician came out and had to trace wires in the attic, and it turns out there was another breaker panel hidden in the back of a cabinet that was only used for those few outlets. I felt like a retard, but at least it's a rental and the visit didn't come out of my pocket.
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>>1655159
absolutely seething
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>>1654037
>to give the customer the illusion of work being performed
This is fucked.
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>>1655602
Theres also the yelp review of the shitty tradesman who fixed the issue only for it to immediately happen again and the customer calling another tradesman who knows what he's doing and being honest tells the customer what the issue was and how the previous guy ripped them off.
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>>1656286
I have literally seen cases where someone decided to remodel a house and put cabinets overtop of the panel and bury everything so nobody can ever access it.
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>>1656516
>overtop of the panel and bury everything so nobody can ever access it.

Incredible. The closest I have seen to that was an old house where they added a duct for some weird reason, and they ran it around a room close to the floor, framed it in and sheetrocked over it, added baseboard and shoe molding so that it looked really nice. Nobody seemed to care that it totally covered the access panel to the bathtub fixture on the other side of the wall. When they need to replace that fixture it's gonna cost another thousand dollars on top of the usual plumbing fee.
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>>1656535
sooo they brought heat to some plumbing you say... did it freeze in the past?

My dad actually cut our duct and ran a piece of down spout through part of the garage to a plumbing wall that froze the 1st winter we were in the house, never froze again
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>>1652649
Similar thing happened with a buddy
>long shitty day at work
> friend calls me up drunk as fuck
> replaced the outside outlet and now no power in half of house
> tell him some suggestions, nothing works
> tell him to put it back the way it was nothing works
>no idea what he actually did or didn’t do because he’s drunk as usual
> go over after work, check all the gfci if something popped or not
>nope
> check the breaker panel
>half the breakers are off, flip them back on and have a cigarette with him and explain to his bitchy gf why I had to come out and he couldn’t have fixed it on his own and it was a much bigger problem
> i do it for free
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>>1657520
Same thing happened with my gf at an airbnb
> she facetimes me and catches me up on her trip
>tells me all the fucked up shit wrong with her airbnb
>cat food left out open
>doors with no handles etc
> her friend has no power in her room at all
> tell her to show me the electric panel
>she glides the phone slowly over the panel
>one of the breakers isn’t fully in the on position so it obviously popped
> tell her flip it off and on, her friend has power
> their minds are blown I knew which one it was
I love doing stuff like that. It’s just the simplest stuff people appreciate
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>>1655264
I came here to laugh at you.
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>>1655264
Ohm says you're a FUCKING RETARD
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>>1655083
I'm guessing for small claims it means taking all the settlement money. It's still not really work your time and the client only gets to fuck the swindler back, but both of you get something out of it.
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>>1654798
It's the cost of being a retard.
I wouldn't call an electrician out unless I'd tried everything and still nothing worked, they know it's going to cost a lot before they even call.
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>>1657524
Same thing happened with my classmate in college
>doing some calc-3 problems
>fucking complicated setup, triple integrals and shit
>"hurr durr why is the answer wrong i did everything right"
>take a look
>no idea, since it is like two pages of formulas
>accidentally notice that he lost the minus sign in one of the fractions
>fixed the sign, everything checks out, got the correct answer by literally flipping the signs in a few fractions
>omg you are fucking genius
>oh yea man i am good at calc
>it was just basic arithmetic
>i didn't charge him nothing
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>>1655264
It's probably because people who live in 120V nations are dumber desu
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>>1652670
Karma doesn't work that way.
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>>1652658
>>1652656
>>1652649
Thought itt was about devilish trolly DIY, not being a scumbag scammer.
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When I think that my potential client is absolute and utter nigger bydlo untermensch (you can tell it rather easily on phone), I say that I currently can't do the work, but I know another good specialist and give number of my enemy/competition, so niggers fuck their brains, not mine.
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I shit in a amazon box. Taped it shut Left it on my neighbors porch
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>build box for a friend
>asks to have the lid attatched by screws for easy removal but a strong hold
>use triwing screws
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>>1652658
>I've put a Steinway emblem on a shitty Yahama grand piano
This is the one and only thing in itt that actually makes me real pissy. You godless fucking pig.
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>>1658069
I put a Nurburgring sticker on my 4cyl CUV.
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>>1655133
>What is taxes
$42 * 7 (not paid for lunch) = $294
x 0.75 = $220 cash in hand for a whole day of labor at $42/hr. You're a crook.
>>1657543
>cost of being a retard
Sorry granny, you're retarded, therefore I'm going to gouge you $150/hr b/c I think I can get away with it. I hear cat food is on sale at Walmart if you don't want to starve!
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>>1657520
> i do it for free
Wow. There's someone else out here that understand community and doesn't have a 'fuck you, I'll take anything I can steal' mentality?
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>>1658083
>calculates his hourly rate after tax
You're the crook, nigger.
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>>1658087
Respect
ITT thieves and conmen
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>>1652252
>order comes in
>holes must be X from edge
>is X +0.0001"
>ship it anyway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVaSo3ys1Tc
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>Make "reclaimed wood" American flags for Ebil Republicans
>Claim they're made to US Flag Code
They're actually in a 1:2 Ratio instead of 10:19.

I am evil Homer! I am evil Homer! I am evil Homer! I am evil Homer!
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>>1658282
FBI informed .
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>>1654865
Wanna know how I know you're full of shit?
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>grandpa asks me to change his oil because he's too old to do it himself
>Cut his brake lines instead
TOO DEVILISH
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>>1658282
>1:2 ratio stars & stripes
I have a bandana like that which they were giving out with little flags at the 4th of July parade.
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>>1655264
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>>1655531
You’re a scumbag. Hope no little kids live in that house
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>>1655083
Near free. Are you retarded?
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rich dumb bitch calls says electrical outlet is intermittent in family room....says 3 different electricians couldnt find problem. I chase wire into basement, someone tapped into the basement light. I pulled the wire off the light and ran it to a junction box. $500.00 for 30 min work. She was elated since she paid the others 250 ...rich people are fucking stupid
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>>1655083
French. Nice. No one even caught that. Sad.
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>>1657801
based based based based onions
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>>1653762
Did this with conveyors. No one knows unless they look at the plant layout. No one questions it because it works great.
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>>1654504
He had a bee in his bonnet.
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What are these rings that hold the gear in place called, and how do you remove them?
Is it possible to reuse them after removing, or do they break in the process?
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>>1658761
circlip/retaining ring, circlip/retaining ring pliers, and yes you can reuse them.
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>>1658771

also sometimes referred to as snap rings. and while I re-use them if they look ok, Wikipedia says "one time use only", so if you're re-furbishing a life-critical device you might want to use new ones.
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>>1658761
Personally I never reuse them, you put a lot of strain on them to get them off and sure you're straining them in a plane that they're never really going to be strained in when in use but it's still better safe than sorry
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>>1658612
I think we all assumed they were so retarded in that statement that it was part of the cumulative dummy package.
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I roll belts on and never loosen the motor.
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>>1652252
SURGERY
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>>1655159
>After all he had to get in his vehicle, leave the job he was on putting production behind there, spend however long driving to homeowners house, spend some time to check said outlet, find the gfci, reset it, write up the invoice, then came the unpaid part where he drives back to the job he left..
That's what the callout fee is for. If you charge an hour's labor on top that is the problem.

Also in the US you have to do some pro-bono work to continue being a lawyer.
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>>1658863
>Also in the US you have to do some pro-bono work to continue being a lawyer.

that sounds like horseshit. oh wait, it is horseshit.
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>>1658733
Make a little birdhouse.
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>>1658863
oh good, Im glad you just agreed to the trip charge, now mr. fake lawyer, your client let me into the home and agreed to the 1 hour minimum on the phone, so where is your case against that portion of the bill?
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>>1658480
The guy who made that actually got thrown in prison
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>>1658995
Sauce?
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>>1658995
Why?
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>>1653605
Not him but....
Says who....
I'm 239 years old...
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>>1655264
nope it's just because its common. Also I feel like alot of those deaths are a boomer on a ladder saying "fine I'll look at that light fixture" while his wife screams at him and falling off when he takes a poke.
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>>1652252
>steal a shit ton of tools from boss
>move boss's tools in the middle of when he's doing something so I can have a break and pretend to look for it.
>one day kept flipping off the breaker on the homeowners well line to make boss think there's an issue
>electricians run whole new line
Anon, your such a hard worker with a great attitude for someone your age your going to do well kid
finished up a big renovation with him so I have some time off and I'm worried he may have caught on to some of my antics and I will have to abandon a decent job
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>>1660829
>steal
>antics
Serves you right. Next time someone is kind enough to hire you, don't fuck them over.
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>>1655083
It's not french.
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>>1658623
To this day this pole smoking monkey makes me rage
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>>1652989

But the terms of service, sure. He just gave them a false sense that their money was paying for something.

Of course, local TV loves doing hidden camera exposes on this kind of thing. It may not legally be fraud but you'll be treated like a fraud.

I think the smarter play is to tell her what happened, explain how to fix it herself in the future, and then apologize for having to charge her but you driving out and back costs the company money.
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>>1655264
I = V/R
Please. If you see something that says "WARNING HIGH VOLTAGE" touch it and don't let go you tard.
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>>1652616
How is it even possible to fuck up this badly?
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>>1655875
>i mean if i was in trades
Re-read this about 20 times. Let it sink in. If you really dealt with customers day in and day out, you would understand. Sometimes you have to do BS to make the customer happy, even when the customer doesn't understand it. When the customer is complaining about utter BS. psychology can make you and the customer have a better day. Extra credit: Old TV repairman trick, when the customer kept calling you back to their house because "the color just wasn't right", was to sit behind the TV pretend to turn knobs, and ask "is that right yet?" and after a couple of "no too red no too green", eventually they would say "yeah thats it!" and they would be happy. Double extra credit: Your statement about what you would do if you were something you aren't is similar tot he way super rich left wingers form their opinions based on a super rich liberal education, when they have never actually had a job or lived around ordinary people.
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>me and girlfriend fighting
>becoming daily routine
>considering leaving her
>tell her I'm moving out
>bitch waits for me to leave for work
>cleans out condo, leaves me with condo
>cool...except she took my television
>she took my stash of old coins
>cops are worthless, won't help
>plot revenge
>made spare key to her car months before
>she is at work, put bagged up 1/4 grams of cocaine in her car, under seat
>sprinkle cocaine powder in her carpet floorboards around driver seat
>have old cell phone for reporting niggers in traffic
>watch her leave work, she stops at a bar with co workers block uo the street
>EVEN BETTER
>90 minutes later she leaves
>call cops report drunk driver
>say she is sniffing cocaine off of her hand at red light
>cops swiftly pull her over
>she is a convicted felon now
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>>1661672

related: a customer or employer is "that guy" who always has to find something you did wrong, and you spend hours re-doing something that was fine, so you leave a tiny easily fixed goof (or more for extra credit) and life is happier all around.
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>>1661677

I doubt this is real, but I hope it is
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>>1661682
I used to do this with inspectors all the time, now a bunch of them know me and some dont even bother looking at my work... literally call me from their car and ask me what I want signed off in the computer.
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>>1661907
It's real anon.
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>>1661677
bs but venting is good
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>be me
>renovation on flip home
>start work 8am
>quit 4pm
>asshole neighbor calls cops
>cops show up
>?? Why are you guys here?
>you started working at 7am
>it's 8:21am, my truck is still warm
>cops feel hood of my truck, other Carpenters truck
>goes next door
>comes back, says have a good day
>week later. Have truckload of materials
>back up to front door, on lawn
>start offloading truck
>cops show
>?? Why you guys here?
>whos doing burn outs on the sidewalk?
>not us, see burn out marks?
>truck was overloaded, now its fully loaded. It won't spin tires
>cops go next door again
>come back, have a nice day guys
>5th week or so, house almost finished.
>building inspector shows up
>hey guys, looks good, where are the permits?
>we both shake our heads, "don't know"
>inspector writes stop work order
>next day investor posts permits he had all along, to lazy to drive by and post them
>city has to fuck off, neighbor has to fuck off
>investor stops by home at 3am
Dumps 25 lbs of bird food on ladies lawn
>every animal for 5 miles was eating, and shitting on her golf course quality lawn
>lady is going nuts
>her lawn is history
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>>1661959
You sir are gg no re
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>>1660829

wow man that's some grade 'A' niggerism
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>>1661682
Those are called hairy elbows and are eccencial to sanity.
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>>1657760
>calc 3 problems
>coimplicated
lmao gr8 b8
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>>1652277
Where are you getting watermarked models?
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>>1652649
I hope that was a ZOGbot you fucked. Wyppl should at least get a new GFCI and a head's up.
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>>1655921
>you can and maybe more.
>In my state it takes 4 years of working and accumulating 8000 hours... your OT will not count towards the 8000 insuring you do 4 full years.
>next you have to go to school and get like 600 classroom hours.. so 1 night a week for 4 years... easy as fuck
>now you can test to get that jman card
>Then you need to get your masters license which typically requires 1 year of having a jman card and doing layout for others... oh and another test
>If you get that, now you have to carry atleast $1,000,000 in insurance and apply for a business license which may require some classes/fees ect depending on where you are at.
>Then you will need to figure out how much money you need to make per day in order to pay all the other bills, warehouse/office rental, paying for that new van, tools that your old company had but you don't, gas, vehicle insurance, marketing, materials for the jobs, safety equipment... it keeps going on and on
>now if you get all that you can finally pay yourself that $100/hr to push the fucking button and reset the gfci for the dumb cunt wasting your time with a small service call when real money needs to be made.
I take back my previous post. In that shitty state, charge them the 225 for resetting the GCFI.
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>>1659042
>>1659045
https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Teen-in-Gun-Firing-Drone-Controversy-Accused-of-Possessing-Child-Porn-384924261.html
An electrical device pulling the trigger on a gun is illegal. For some reason they couldn't bust him for that, but they found CP on his phone.
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>>1655361
Doing God's work anon.
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>>1660959
>>1662465
Hey anon, you good to come work Monday? Kek round 2 and now I have another job lined up so I don't really have any reason to do a good job.
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>>1661677
doubt.jpg but i like your effort typing all this. i believe you that you are hurt.
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Friend of mine inheritedhis fathers farm and a bunch of cars, his uncle came out and fucked with all of them in hopes that he would just make friend sell them to him for cheap.
>truck has coil wire unhooked and fuel lines cut, fuel pump disconnected
>all 3 motorcycles had holes punched in the tanks
>camper and cars all had other misc fuel things done to them.
So far ive got 3/6 running and earned $200 and access to a full shop anytime i want and an enfield jungle carbine rifle.
Doing things right may not pay out in the short term but you'll have people that trust your work and will stick their neck out for you if you need help.
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>>1655625
devilish
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Do some stuff around by neighbourhood for pretty cheap, mostly just swapping lights and ikea furniture for the old people
They're all nice about it and make me tea and biscuits
>Dick of a neighbour, Derek, who made me move my (Beautiful hand made) canoe because "Its ugly" and "I can see it from my conservatory" Asks me to replace some wood panelling in his porch
>Rip off old rotting panels
>Find old light socket back there
>Put in bulb and leave it turned on
>Replace panels
Thats gonna cost him like 10p per day until the bulb dies
>Fuck you Derek
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>>1662519
Watch out guys, we got a real Barnett over here.
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>>1663059
Lmao
This one is nice
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Admit yourself to the er for a free 3 day bus pass
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>>1652252
Acetylene bombs

I forget exactly how the story went but my dad blew the door off the bathroom at his shop while his dad (my grandfather) was taking a shit. His excuse was that he thought it was his brother in there.
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>>1661672
>turn knobs, and ask "is that right yet?" and after a couple of "no too red no too green",
CRT's have pots inside them for this. They actually work.
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>>1662524
Thingiverse usually. Myminifactory tends not to do that.
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>>1657999
>Not one-way screws
3/10, try harder.
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>>1652649

Reminds me how some guy once called me and another out to see why his stove fan wasn't working, we even looked up on second floor to see where we'd need to start tearing out the wall to find the problem. And then it turns out the dumbass had simply flipped the on/off switch by accident. Easiest hourly paid salary ever
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>>1652252
walked by the local McDonalds and set this bad boy off.
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>switches

Got a 7 gallon air compressor for free not too long ago off craigslist because it "wouldn't turn on anymore.". I got it home and pic related was the "problem;" pushed the reset button and cleaned up some of the fittings and it's been working well ever since.
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I once puked on a job site and got quite a bit in some dry wall texture. mixed it in and didnt tell any one. room smelled awful.
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>working as a laborer on a job site
>architect has picked out this custom made electronic pocket door for part of the building to the tune of several thousand dollars
>door has a pair of sensors like you find in elevator doors that prevents it from closing on someone
>also has a beeper that beeps constantly if there's something in the path of the sensor
>unplug the control panel because the beeper is annoying as fuck.
>carpenter installs built-in shelving over the access door for the control panel
>pretty sure it still doesn't work
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>>1654852
My dad was a mechanic. When he got called out for "could've flipped that switch myself" jobs he'd charge $5 and show them how to do it. People were happy to pay because they knew he was being straight with them.
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>>1664204
Mfw metal coffee can full of acetalene. 6 inch fuse and flasher strobe next to cutting torch bro.

>heartattack.jog
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>>1657526
>AC
>Ohm’s Law

No...no.
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>>1664204
In the machine shop at the coal mine, we nearly killed a guy because we were shooting welding rods out of a high compression air hose into a wall 100 feet away. For the longest time, we just kept telling the shop super that we needed more welding rods.
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>>1665645
Replace resistance with impedance.
Boom.
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>>1665412
How was that worth his time? Not everyone is willing to do near pro bono work.
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>>1665645
Yeah, it works for AC too.
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>>1665694
People remember that shit. Not everyone, but it only takes a couple of people giving word of mouth and he's got loyal customers. The guy I use for AC came out once in the busy season, I'd actually told him that I thought it was a cap blown when I called. He replaced it in less than 10 minutes and charged me roughly $30. I'll never use another AC guy now. I trust this guy, and I've told others that use him now too.
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I wrote a lan chat for our schools computers and we got it to work in the final exams
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>>1655614
It's in the company not the worker. The workers do too much for the company maybe but the company is the one giving them the job and the money so you gotta do what you gotta do. Hopefully one day when you have a job things will be better but for now, welcome to the real world.
Also cases like this are the minority anyway and don't happen super often
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>>1665645
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>>1656286
called the gas leak number because my stove made the kitchen reek
>never realised there was a broiler with another set of pilot lights that were out
thought it was a storage drawer : /
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>>1661305
I had that attitude 10 years ago towards my boss.
>hey man why don't you just tell them everything and let them decide

Then I tried it for awhile. It works great! with about half of clients. The other half start beating the contractor up about whatever they can because they feel cheated and they still haven't paid yet, so why should they pay the full amount that they agreed to originally, when circumstances have changed in their favor? It's like raising your hands in the air during a standoff and expecting the other guy to just follow suit. Still deciding whether full truth is worth it, right now I'm managing with just telling them ONLY what they need to know.
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>>1665730
We get business pretty much only this way, no ads just word of mouth. I still get totally hounded by about a quarter of the people I'm honest with if it's a false alarm, especially DIY types or guys who think they should've known it because of their field. They'll HATE that they didn't know a simple problem and frankly I can't interrupt their lecture about freon, or how their abuela is an AC tech so they know my warehouses prices and here's what they're willing to pay - my actual overhead be damned.

You don't call an ambulance and go "oh oops sorry nope false alarm send it back before they charge us and maybe they'll show us how to draw blood while they're out here" why in the fuck do you value your fathers time so poorly? I hope he had food on the table with that kind of crap, unless we're talking like inflation $5.
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>>1654065
>had a neighbor like that growing up in florida
>sweet old lady, in her 80's, husband had alzheimer's
>their AC broke
>they call a repair place
>oh yeah you'll need to buy a new air conditioner, blah blah blah that'll be $2000 dillars at least
>my dad catches wind of this
>he's a mechanic who works on large trucks, not an hvac guy or anything
>stomps over there, drunk as hell, takes a look at the AC and says it needs more freon or some shit
>he yells drunkenly at the repairman until he gives up and does whatever my dad insisted on doing
>the ac worked until they died/left a few years later
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>>1666906
Rewired my own house. Not aloud to here unless your a registered qualified spark. Fuck em.
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>Fixed device myself
>Sell second hand without mentioning my hack job
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>>1667130
And why would you?
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>>1654803
>going up to a soaring hot attic with insulation dust flowing through the air to eat lunch

why would you do this willingly?
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>>1667204
the ruse demands it
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>>1662112
ne gg or
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>>1664949
that would do fuck-all
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>>1667387
Iunno about that, he doesn't specify the type of capacitor.
What if it's a supermassive one
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>>1667508
With 6 turns of wire?



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