The Wild World of Electrical Slang

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Think you're up on your electrical slang? Take a look at 10 of our favorite slang terms, and see if you know which electrical product (or individual) it's referring to.

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1. Attic Monkey

An electrician with a slim build, best suited for crawling through tight spaces 

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2. Baloney Bender

A person who works with thick or heavy cable

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3. Bunny Gun 

A cable cutter used to cut copper or aluminum wire.

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4. Buzzard Tongue

Zip ties 

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5. Chili Bowl

An oversized pin-type insulator

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6. Dog Bone

Extra-high voltage yoke plates — named so for their shape 

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7. Egg Breaker

A guy strain insulator

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8. Ice Skates 

Holds gem box in sheetrock by offering counter pressure to the box ears

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9. Music Rack

A hot-line tool rack

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10. Toilet Seat Cover

A weatherproof plate for T11 boxes with either one or two flip-top lids

 

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