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Nomenclature of Components and Parts

Discussion in 'Electrician Talk' started by jar546, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

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    One thing I found out after relocating a few years ago is that different parts of the country don't always have the same name. What I grew up calling something is not what others call it in another area. Here is an example:

    This is a picture of a pipe hanger. This one in particular is used for conduit so when I asked for or ordered 3/4" emt pipe hangers, this is what I got. Technically it is a conduit hanger but up north we called it a pipe hanger.

    Here in south Florida they call them Minerallac straps based on the brand Minerallac, one of the companies that makes them. When I first heard this I had no idea what the hell they were talking about until I actually had one in my hand. This falls in line with Pampers and Xerox.

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    Does anyone else have any examples of things they had to relearn when you relocated to another area?
     
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  2. Spector_51

    Spector_51 Registered User

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    Who knows what a 1900 box is?
    Ever heard of non metallic conduit referred to as "Smurf tube"?
     
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  3. mtlogcabin

    mtlogcabin Sawhorse

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    From Fl to MT
    Footer is a foundation
    Stem wall is a foundation wall
    They had no idea what CBS construction is
    They never saw a tie beam
     
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  4. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

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    LOL
    1900 box is a 4" square metal box, depth to be determined
    No "tube" just "smurf" around here even though most of what we use is gray.
     

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