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Thread: Gotta Have Tool
04-25-2010, 07:47 PM #66
04-25-2010, 08:00 PM #67
04-27-2010, 09:53 AM #68
Re: Gotta Have Tool
A few tools that I use and come in very handy during an inspection;
For checking, probing, tracking wiring in an electric panel:
*A large plastic knitting needle (no metal head). Itís non-conductive, non-corrosive, Great tool for checking connections and can be used as a pointer when showing clients whatís going on.
For checking, probing and lifting float switches in sump pits, inspecting open sewage pipes etc:
*An old Fiberglass Bow (as in bow & arrow). Itís non-conductive, non-corrosive, easy to wipe clean and spray with Lysol or anti-bacterial Great tool for checking float switches.
Also a very handy tool to take into crawl spaces to: clear a path through cob webs, probe dead rats, check the depth of standing water, probe junction boxes etc.
*An old Fiberglass Bow that has been shortened (as in bow & arrow). Itís non-conductive, non-corrosive, easy to wipe clean
For testing water dispensers on refrigerator doors:
*A collapsible plastic cup
For easy access to lots of small stuff:
*An extended length, multi pocket, canvas hunting vest. Beats walking around with a tool bag. Keeps the clients wondering what else is in those pockets. Extra screws for electric panels, probes, gas valve key, absorbent sham wow, testers etc.
Always have !!
**A bunch of business cards-enough to give a few to everyone at the inspection while telling them that referrals are 90% of my business.
**Slippers with rubber soles Ė I hate blue booties
**A clip board w/ pages so clients can keep their own notes as an adjunct to my report.