Bradley Kidder of Ocala, Fla.-based Precision Wood Floors LLC does quite a bit of subcontracting work for gym contractors in his area, and he sometimes ends up on jobs that are still under construction—when he is expected to start sanding the floors. On one job last year, “I went to seal where the bleachers were going, and I was looking for a light switch. I had to ask the super to get the electrician, and he said, ‘The wiring coming out the box is low-voltage—just arc those two wires together, and the lights will come on.’ I guess if you tapped them together once it would click on the relay, and when you did it again, it would shut off the relay. I was kind of cracking up. It doesn’t amaze me anymore—just when you think you’ve seen it all, you get something like this. Sometimes I think all the sun in Florida is burning people’s brains! When you’re sanding and finishing a gym floor, all the construction should already be done.”
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