IDEAS THAT WORK EDITED BY ANTON AND JESSE MIKEC
Organization, Cleanliness and a Call for Conduit Solutions
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To make life easier, cleaner and more productive, I keep a small rag in each of my containers
for screws, wire nuts, washers, etc. When it
comes time to find just the right piece, I spread
out the rag and dump out the contents. To
clean up, I simply pick up the rag and dump it
all back into the container. Then I put the rag
back in and I’m ready to move on.
ELECTRICAL CON TRACTOR
PRIZES FOR WINNING IDEAS!
This month’s winners both
responded to the Idea Igniter
from the January issue. For
this Idea Igniter, we are looking
for innovative ideas for hanging and supporting conduit
and racking systems. Electrical construction is known for
conduit work. Many believe it
should be field-coordinated,
while others believe it should be
prefabricated off-site. Regardless, conduit does not hang and
attach itself. For example, how
do you install hanger inserts or
anchor systems? How do you
cut and install strut and rod?
Do you have any tips for coordinated space in corridors?
ANTON AND JESSE MIKEC
Sawdust, drywall/plaster dust and other
debris can quickly clog a portable shop
vacuum’s filter, affecting its performance. As a result, I would need to stop
work and spend time carefully cleaning
between the pleats without damaging
the filter itself. I have found that placing
pantyhose, which you can buy at a dollar store, over the vacuum’s main filter
can create an excellent prefilter, catching the majority of the dust and debris.
This reduces the chances of the main filter becoming clogged. Also, when in the
field, the pantyhose can easily taken off,
given a good shake to remove the dust
and debris, and slid back over the main
filter. This extends the life and performance of the vacuum’s filter and saves
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