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What's So Wrong With "Beer Can Cold"?
First off, if you've never heard the term “beer can cold,” you are either not in the trade, or you have been living a pretty sheltered existence. I started as a tech apprentice when I was 17 years old, and on my first day in the truck, my trainer grabbed the suction line of a […]Read more
I was about 13 years old the first time I bent EMT with my uncle. We were doing a renovation at a church; watching him bend EMT and then getting to do it MYSELF was a truly religious experience. There are a few things in the trade where workmanship really comes into play, such as […]Read more
False Alarms: The Legacy of Phosgene Gas
We’ve all been in the unenviable position of unsweating a compressor and getting blasted in the eyes with a waft of gas that smells like burning sulfur from the pits of Hades. As we stagger back, covering our noses and holding our breaths, memories of the phrase “phosphene gas” from trade school or World War […]Read more