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NathanVA

Member
Location
Alexandria, VA
Occupation
Master Electrician and Electrical Contractor
New to the forum and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a do'er; not a talker, so pardon my brevity.

42, Northern Virginia, I got my Master Electrician license last December and my Electrical Contractor's license the following month. So far, it's been a good experience. Some ups and downs. It seems that once I get one thing figured out, I discover 2 more items that I need to wrestle with and understand. I've started small and enjoy the nimbleness of being small, though I know I'll need to expand if I want to have a viable business. I started with troubleshooting, moved into EV charger installation and panel replacement. Latest project is installing a 24KW Generac, which is a huge PITA. Learning curve, though I do look forward to learning from my mistakes and hope the 2nd one will be a piece of cake by comparison.

Anyway, enough yabber from me. I look forward to participating in these forums. Thanks.
 

brantmacga

Señor Member
Location
Georgia
Occupation
Electrical Monke
I think BrianJohn is also from Virginia. There’s a few of y’all on here.


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Location
Michigan
Occupation
Electrician
New to the forum and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a do'er; not a talker, so pardon my brevity.

42, Northern Virginia, I got my Master Electrician license last December and my Electrical Contractor's license the following month. So far, it's been a good experience. Some ups and downs. It seems that once I get one thing figured out, I discover 2 more items that I need to wrestle with and understand. I've started small and enjoy the nimbleness of being small, though I know I'll need to expand if I want to have a viable business. I started with troubleshooting, moved into EV charger installation and panel replacement. Latest project is installing a 24KW Generac, which is a huge PITA. Learning curve, though I do look forward to learning from my mistakes and hope the 2nd one will be a piece of cake by comparison.

Anyway, enough yabber from me. I look forward to participating in these forums. Thanks.
Hi can you tell me why the generator has turned out to be a PITA? I'm also new to these forums. Like to hear how you've bid things. Thanks David
 

Hv&Lv

Senior Member
Location
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Occupation
Engineer/Technician
I used to do some work in VA about 30 yeas ago. Does that count??
Did a lot of wiring in Doswell. Flippo Lumber.
Think the owners name was Nelson Flippo..
 

blueheels2

Senior Member
Location
Raleigh, NC
Occupation
Electrical contractor
Learning curve, mostly. Looking back, it wasn't all that bad and I look forward to future installs.
I’ve priced a few and had the same feeling. Seems like a pita but I’m a single man shop. I’m sure once you do a couple there is not much to it but the first one is stressful. Should note I’ve installed 2 but that was 20 years ago.
 
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