Pro Tips: Stay Dry

Published On
May 14, 2021

First place: Don’t get wet

Ekrem Lozic
Ekrem Lozic

When I work in a wet trench installing conduits, I’ll get quite dirty and have wet shoes and pants. This isn’t good, especially if I’m heading to a another job on the same day and don’t have the time to switch clothes. When this happens, I use the garbage bags that I carry in my van to surround my shoes and pants. Then I wrap some parts of the bag with tape to keep it tight and easier to walk around in. This keeps my pants and shoes clean and dry for the next job.

Ekrem Lozic
San Jose, Calif.

Oldie but goodie: Sticking together

When working on an extension ladder, stick a wad of electrical duct seal on the run at your working height level, and stick your screws and wire nuts into the duct seal to hold them in place until you need them. No more digging through your pouch or pockets to find them. The duct can be removed and resealed.

Ralph Johnson
Winsted, Conn.

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Where are your bits?

How do you keep track of all your small bits and screws when they are so easily lost? Digging in your bag or pouch for a tiny item can be time-consuming and inconvenient. 

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