Pro Tips: Has Anyone Seen My Glasses?

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Somewhere Safe

My idea is to place your safety glasses in a boot cover to keep them clean and clear of scratches. This keeps them safe, and I always know where they are when I’m looking for them. They also hang up on shelving great, so they’re out of the way when I’m not using them.

Jennifer Czech

Shafer, Minn.

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Oldie But Goodie

In Your Sights

I use a laser rifle boresight device to help find drill points in a soffit or roof overhang. It also can be used to provide drill point locations for conduit. I also place it on top of meter bases to get a true center drill location when no real measuring point is available.

B.J. Jones

Henderson, Ky.

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Hanging Out

What are some innovative ways to hang and support conduit and racking systems? What about ideas for coordinated space in corridors? Share your tips with us. Send us your idea to, and you could be next month’s winner.


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Share safe ideas that have saved you time or money on the job with readers of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. Your fellow electrical professionals would like to hear about them. Be sure to include a good photo of your idea if you can; hand-drawn sketches may be hard to interpret. Note that sometimes similar ideas are submitted by more than one person. In these cases, the one that is more clearly written and has a photo is given precedence.

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Other newly published tips each receive a $50 Lowe’s gift card.

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