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Im sick of waiting on the Apprenticeship. Its expires soon(my two years is up) So I said F it...Im quitting my job as a telecom lineman, leaving my wife and friends behind, going to school and trying once again to get into the union..

Ill be attending the class that Starts In september and just wondered if anyone else planned on going. My buddy went to the same school and is now an apprentice though the program I showed him. He absolutely loved school so I am pretty pumped to head down there...

Anyone else going??

Just thought it would be nice to talk to people who will be in my class

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Im sick of waiting on the Apprenticeship. Its expires soon(my two years is up) So I said F it...Im quitting my job as a telecom lineman, leaving my wife and friends behind, going to school and trying once again to get into the union..

Ill be attending the class that Starts In september and just wondered if anyone else planned on going. My buddy went to the same school and is now an apprentice though the program I showed him. He absolutely loved school so I am pretty pumped to head down there...

Anyone else going??

Just thought it would be nice to talk to people who will be in my class

You can count me in for September 3rd.... I haven't heard not one bad thing about SLTC, so I'm geeked as well.

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Im sick of waiting on the Apprenticeship. Its expires soon(my two years is up) So I said F it...Im quitting my job as a telecom lineman, leaving my wife and friends behind, going to school and trying once again to get into the union..

Ill be attending the class that Starts In september and just wondered if anyone else planned on going. My buddy went to the same school and is now an apprentice though the program I showed him. He absolutely loved school so I am pretty pumped to head down there...

Anyone else going??

Just thought it would be nice to talk to people who will be in my class

You can count me in for September 3rd.... I haven't heard not one bad thing about SLTC, so I'm geeked as well.

Awesome, I was hoping to find some people before hand...

Where are you staying?

How far do you have to travle

Do you have AIM or anything?

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You boys cant go wrong witht that school. Im enrolled right now, we're in our 7th week. Its kick ass. Hell Im loving it. Let me know if you need any info.

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Just got word that Ill be living in the Bull Pen for my Stay in Georgia.

Southpaw are you living at home? If not do you have internet at the Houses?

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I will be attending SLTC in May of 2008. I am quiting my job of 8 years and leaving my wife and will be a new born baby, to start a new carer. I really hope I am making the right decision. I also have 3 other guys coming with me that heard me talking about it and they are doing the same thing.

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Well I wont be going but I did just build both of their websites. David Powell, the president is a great person to work with. Keep us posted on your progress and take some shots.

LineWorker.com School website

Lineworker.net Student Portal

TB

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Yes David is amazing, he has helped me out so much.

As of right now, im packed and ready to go...however

I applied for the local Electric company(Energy East)

Same pay, free training and impossible to get into...

So if i end up getting hired(which some insiders tell me is a big possiblity at the moment)

then i will be going with them.

If they call me when im down south at school, ill be leaving school to work for them.

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Sounds like a great school! I attented the Statewide Assoc. in IN. What kind of tools are you guys buying? I just purchased a new belt. Buckingham is offering a lightweight Dri-lex belt. It is great in this summer heat. Seems like the lightweight equipment is evolving from the rodeo teams. Good luck with your career choice. This is a good industry. Work safe.

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Im going mostly Klein

2 reasons

I have used them in other industries and love them

Im letting the school buy 90% of my tools so that I am not forgetting anything and they use alot of Klein Tools.

I to will be using Buckingham. They are located about an hour away from me so its nice and convieint...

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Im going mostly Klein

Im letting the school buy 90% of my tools so that I am not forgetting anything and they use alot of Klein Tools.

No they dont. The only thing that is Klein that SLTC uses is Lineman's pliers and a screw driver oh and maybe the hammer.

Other than that, the Channel Locks are Channel Lock brand, the crescent wrench is Crescent brand and the knife, pads, straps, belt, safety and gaffs are all Bashlin.

I highly reccomend the Floridian Bashlin 88 belt. Kick ass belt, durable and looks damn good.

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Hey southpaw,

I have had 2 88s and love them :smilie_daumenpos[1]:

As far as hooks go I started in kline and graduated to Bashlin

on my 2nd set of gaffs too :smilie_daumenpos[1]:

WP

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Im going mostly Klein

Im letting the school buy 90% of my tools so that I am not forgetting anything and they use alot of Klein Tools.

No they dont. The only thing that is Klein that SLTC uses is Lineman's pliers and a screw driver oh and maybe the hammer.

Other than that, the Channel Locks are Channel Lock brand, the crescent wrench is Crescent brand and the knife, pads, straps, belt, safety and gaffs are all Bashlin.

I highly reccomend the Floridian Bashlin 88 belt. Kick ass belt, durable and looks damn good.

Hmmm, just going on what I was told by the school

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School Is going Great. I love it.

By the way Southpaw...

Everything Is Klein Hand Tool Wise except the Channel Locks(even the cresent is Klein)

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By the way Southpaw...

Everything Is Klein Hand Tool Wise except the Channel Locks(even the cresent is Klein)

Yeah like I said, a screw driver, side cutters and a hammer. Maybe the knife, hell i dunno i ended up throwing mine away and getting one with a bigger blade.

Ya'll should be about 6 weeks in i think.

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By the way Southpaw...

Everything Is Klein Hand Tool Wise except the Channel Locks(even the cresent is Klein)

Yeah like I said, a screw driver, side cutters and a hammer. Maybe the knife, hell i dunno i ended up throwing mine away and getting one with a bigger blade.

Ya'll should be about 6 weeks in i think.

Ill be replacing most of my stuff, hell some of it i already did. I know what I like from what iv used in the past, and although its all pretty nice, im going to get what works for me. THis week is week 6 and we will be hanging our double arms for time tommarow as well as Knots. Then tuesday is transformers and then were out into the field.

Do you remeber the fastest time for single arm in your class? Or double?

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Single are was around 1:30 and double was around 4:25. Knots was :21 seconds and dead man was around 1:31 as well.

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