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- Mike -
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I've been on some interesting projects over the years and thought maybe others would like to share something cool they're doing or have done since we spend so much time at work.

Right now we are wrapping up this storage complex for Kasey and Kelly(his Dad, whom I get to talk to every day) Kahne in Bonney Lake and the land owner/dirt guy Carl Sanders out of Enumclaw.  Photo is from yesterday from the 45' boom lift while setting the 800lb. concrete light poles.



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My uncle sold me his 92 suburban today. Needs new tie rods and few other things. Other than that it’s a clean one owner truck.

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- Mike -
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bigblock70 wrote:

My uncle sold me his 92 suburban today. Needs new tie rods and few other things. Other than that it’s a clean one owner truck.


 I think you clicked on the wrong thread...cool family hauler though.



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- wondah whooooaman-
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Sometimes I wish I could discuss what I do at work, it gets interesting at times.



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- Mike -
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gotago wrote:

Sometimes I wish I could discuss what I do at work, it gets interesting at times.


Maybe not on the same level but got my blood pressure to rise....

On Friday the Fire Marshall was quite offensive in his reply when I answered his question calmly and succinctly about grounding vs. bonding since he thinks we "grounded" the fire sprinkler piping saying "it's not a verbage problem, the electrician doesn't know what he's talking about!"

Let's just say if he weren't wearing that red coat representing a government office he may have another big ugly scar on his left cheek just like the other 2.  In the end, I was right and he was wrong(later in the day the electrical inspector agreed with me and asked for the fire Marshal's #) but that doesn't excuse his very pointed and incorrect accusation.



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Personally, engineers are the ones who's ears I like to pin to the wall.

Had one from Boeing come in with 1-1 scale mast and step plans, that he designed for his catamaran.
He didn't like it and flipped out, when I told him that I couldn't do it like he designed it, that I couldn't weld it.
He finally understood after arguing, when I gave him the TIG head and said fit that in a 2" space and weld.

Him and the boss went round and round for over a hour trying to redesign it.
I finally went over, butted in, drew them a quick sketch, said try this and walked away.
Well the engineer came back with all his papers and such, after running my design through his stress analysis program at work for landing gear came back and asked where I learned structural design at.
My reply was showing him the back half of my Pontiac and walking away.
Never had any problems with him after that.

Funny how some people think us gearheads are a bunch of idiots




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- Mike -
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Like Mark, I cannot talk about much of the day to day. Very much not like Mark, NONE of my day is interesting, lol

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- Mike -
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To Durand-

Experience is the best teacher, but you can't teach experience...a piece of paper is not worth much. As far as engineers(and architects), I've had my share of run-ins with them trying to draw their way out of a problem, it is a defined personality type. The engineers on this site have learned to look outside the box because they endeavor other things than just what they do at work.

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- wondah whooooaman-
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cobaltchev67 wrote:

The engineers on this site have learned to look outside the box because they endeavor other things than just what they do at work.


 Except some of them can't seem to do things like pick a damn wheel...........biggrin



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gotago wrote:
cobaltchev67 wrote:

The engineers on this site have learned to look outside the box because they endeavor other things than just what they do at work.


 Except some of them can't seem to do things like pick a damn wheel...........biggrin


 Lmao  

There are idiots in ALL professions and engineers of all types.  Some that are mechanically inclined, some that have never used tools, some that are just good at math..  I'm not sure I'll ever go back to engineering.  I don't think I could go back to a desk job.  I do at least still enjoy talking about mechanical things and problem solving at work.  

My job has perks but its a lot of hours and I do get beat up a lot.  I help dealer salesman sell trucks, support customers etc.  Coolest thing that happened today was I got a picture from my dealer of a tire truck we built/sold.  Was bodied and put into service in the mines in Nevada.

Other cool stuff I've done this year that I have pictures of are taking a customer up in the san juans for breakfast:

Driving this to a customer event in gateway canyons Colorado where we rode in baja/trophy trucks.  By the way I actually drove this into a Hilton Garden inn parking lot..  Once I started I was committed.  Maneuvering through and turning around in that parking lot was a horrible experience.  I had called weeks ahead to find out where to park, they recommended the mall across the street.  There were cars scattered everywhere when I arrived so I called and they said don't worry, we have tons of space and the parking lot goes all the way around the building.  I said are you sure?? I'm a semi truck with a 53' van trailer...  It was a mistake believing him.  



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- Mike -
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Brettd85 wrote:
gotago wrote:
cobaltchev67 wrote:

The engineers on this site have learned to look outside the box because they endeavor other things than just what they do at work.


 Except some of them can't seem to do things like pick a damn wheel...........biggrin


 Lmao  

There are idiots in ALL professions and engineers of all types.  Some that are mechanically inclined, some that have never used tools, some that are just good at math..  I'm not sure I'll ever go back to engineering.  I don't think I could go back to a desk job.  I do at least still enjoy talking about mechanical things and problem solving at work.  


 I was attempting to be nice, LOL.  My personality is not the norm in my profession, however most electricians seem to be very alike...and annoying.



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I wasn't trying to offend anyone.
Its just growing up my dad was a Technical Illustrator for Boeing and then penis, (sorry PSNS) and a couple of his buddies were engineers, with condescending attitudes.
So I know the type.
It didn't go over so well when a 15 year old exposed their ineptness.
Thinking back it probably didn't help, that I would do it every chance I got.

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- Mike -
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^^^^LMAO. I do it too...people hate it, except the apprentices who see it go down and realize what's really going on.

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