08:52AM | 05/05/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
79 lifetime posts
I've been on this site for less than 48 hrs and have one request. Some of you who reply to the DIYer questions are presenting yourself as an "expert" by citing NEC, ICC, local codes, etc.

I decided to check your profile and found only a name. If in fact you are an electrician, journeyman electricain, master electrician, EC, EE, PE, Inspector, tell us.

I have read some posts from people who are not what one would believe they are. Simple mistakes real electricians would not make.


09:40AM | 05/05/05
Member Since: 04/12/05
15 lifetime posts
As my profile shows, I am an Electrical Engineer licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Kansas. I primarily design commercial, industrial, and medical facilities, but I have also designed high end residential buldings. I also have working experience in electrical systems maintenance and repair, as well as a wide range of DIY projects in my 1929 Bungalow.

TShea1, your profile is also blank. If you want to display your personal information in your profile, you have to check the button on your "Edit Profile" page.

I showed you mine, now show me yours...



11:28AM | 05/05/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
79 lifetime posts
My profile is now on.


10:54AM | 05/06/05
Member Since: 04/29/05
17 lifetime posts
Weekend warrior. So I lurk alot.


01:17PM | 05/06/05
Member Since: 04/12/05
15 lifetime posts

I'm curious about the Designer of Engineering Systems registration in Wisconsin. I read a little on your state's website, but I'm still curious. We have no parallel to this type of registration in the State of Kansas. Our Board of Technical Professions only licenses Engineers, Architects, Landscape Architects, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.

What type of design work does this registration allow you to do? Do you design under the supervision of a PE, or independently? Or only on certain types of projects? What is your legal responsibility for the projects you design?

Just curious,



08:39PM | 05/06/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
79 lifetime posts
A designer credential is granted by either exam or by experience. In either case you need the reference letters from 2 (any combo) PE, EE, Designer, Architect. Since my method for obtaining the credential was by experience, I worked for 12 yrs under the guidance of a PE who was an EE. The best way to describe the credential is to compare it to a PE, but not quite. Same legal responsibilities, liabilities and if that is your primary duty, you should carry E&O insurance.

Since I primarily do electrical work, my crew works under my Master's Electrician License. When I do design/build that needs a seal, I can stamp the drawing.

I believe Wis is the only state that has a designer classification--sort of a junior PE, if you will.

Thanks for asking.


05:16AM | 05/07/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
I have a Batchors of Electrical Engineering. I was a 5 year program, 12 months a year for the last 3 yars with equal weight in power and electroncis.

However, all of my professional work has been in the area of electronics and now microcontrollers for industrial/commerical applications.

All of my power wiring as been as a DIYer, but I have been around enough governement regualations and specs and had to coordinate enough with people working on the power end to understand the NEC.


06:13PM | 05/16/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
79 lifetime posts
Please feel free to jump in here.


05:28PM | 05/17/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
master elctrician, MS Chemist, hard working dad.


08:34AM | 05/26/05
Member Since: 05/24/05
6 lifetime posts
Journeyman electrician. I have been Installing, troubleshooting, and repairing electrical systems for over 15 years.

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