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Old 08-05-11, 07:52 PM
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a question. out of everybody who gives advice on this forum who is an actual licensed electrician and who are just diy'ers? just for giggles.
 
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Old 08-05-11, 08:06 PM
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Some states do not require people who do electrical work for others to be licensed. Other states pretty much require all electrical work to be done by licensed electricians, while the rest fall someplace in between. My state allows a homeowner you pull their own permit and do all the work in their own residence. In order to do work for somebody else requires an electrical license and a contractors license.

I am licensed and work under my bosses contractor license.
 
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Old 08-05-11, 08:20 PM
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The pros here are very quick to correct any wrong info. If a person frequently gives wrong or unsafe answers his posting privileges are revoked. You can click on a members profile. Most of the pros list their credentials in their profile.
 
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Old 08-05-11, 08:21 PM
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My state doesn't even have liscences. Anyway, I'm just a teenager.
 
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Old 08-06-11, 06:27 AM
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It's an open forum, and anyone can post advice. As Ray said, if that advice is wrong or unsafe the poster's privileges will be revoked. Prior to that and within a couple of hours, one of the forum's moderators will edit or delete the bad post and provide the correct answer.

There are several pros who frequent this forum, plus some highly experienced DIYers. Rest assured that the advice you get from this site is legit.
 
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Old 08-06-11, 06:53 AM
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My state doesn't even have liscences. Anyway, I'm just a teenager.
There are areas in your state that do have licensing and permits.
 
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Old 08-06-11, 08:06 AM
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There are areas in your state that do have licensing and permits.
Hm. Could you please tell me where they are, then?
 
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Old 08-06-11, 08:49 AM
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Philly and it's suburbs and Pittsburgh require a license and a test. Don't know about other places.
 
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Old 08-06-11, 09:02 AM
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Philly and it's suburbs and Pittsburgh require a license and a test. Don't know about other places.
I was thinking like maybe Harrisburgh, too.
 
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Old 08-06-11, 07:29 PM
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I always wanted to be an electrician, and have always been fascinated by electricity (even been knocked on my ass many times from experimenting early on. My dad bought fuses by the case! ). I also have an uncle who's a lineman.. Took electricity/electronics/robotics classes in school, went to vo-tech for residential/commercial electrician prerequisites, then... I got bit by the computer bug.. Decided I wanted to do that instead.
 
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Old 08-06-11, 07:47 PM
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My dad bought fuses by the case! ).
I'm glad I had circut breakers. I remember having to go down and look for the red one.
 
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