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What kind of Work Truck do you have?

Discussion in 'Business Management' started by fresh, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    The bed is 4'x8' so 90% of the time everything fits in there, 4x10's just hang out the tailgate and even rolled polly fits. Anything larger I throw on the trailer... takes all of 3 minutes to connect it. I just toss my 4x8s in the bed, throw a 8' ladder on top of them to hold em down and I'm off to the races.
     
  2. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Careful with this one. My very lax city will fine the sh*t out of you if you don't have either a "sign specialist license" or an electrician's license. Even just to replace a lamp.

    The new aluminum basket style platform's are awesome compared to one man buckets. It's nice to be able to reach through the basket, so you can move once and get screws/tape pattern within a 6-8' vertical reach without maneuvering. Also if you grab some pool noodles, you can spiral slice them and wrap them around the basket rails, so you can put stuff like awnings or cabinets right on the basket without scratching them.
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Sounds about right, but what's a "sign specialist license" ??
     
  4. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    Electrical Sign Specialist
    Sign specialist electricians install, maintain, upgrade and repair outdoor electrical signs and billboard lighting. This includes both stand-alone signs and building-mounted signage. Sign specialist electricians wire up the lighting used to illuminate conventional non-electric signs, and also work with more advanced electronic signs, including message signs often seen on roadways and at airports and safety signage seen at road work sites. They may also be involved in erecting and altering signs and the towers the signs are mounted on.
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Yep, I know that one, but I was asking about the one he mentioned.......... "sign specialist license"
     
  6. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    that is because not all locations accept a "sign electrician" as a " regular electrician"
    These skilled workers are considered electricians, but depending on where they work may or may not be licensed in the same way as residential and commercial electricians.
     
  7. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    2018 Tundra
    2015 Ford F150
    2019 BMW X5
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  8. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Basically it limits our work to servicing existing fixtures/signage at an 'unlimited' capacity, and new runs of wire to new signage cannot exceed 25'.
    It ends up making some things easier on us, if its a new build the contractor knows he will need to have the electrician run the circuit, and typically they stub the wire on out for us. The last job we were installing on Monday, 2 raceways on one circuit, the electrician went as far as stubbing electrical out the top spot, then put conduit next to it running to the bottom raceway, so we could put one photo eye on it and have the two sets light simultaneously. That was a first, usually they expect us to run conduit between the two or switch it with a relay inside the building with two separate runs to the same box.
     
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