Wiring in Ducts and Environmental Air Space

Brian Spaziani | June 26, 2013

This article focuses on permitted wiring methods in environmental air spaces. More specifically, areas above suspended/drop ceilings used for environmental air. Mainly because no wiring of any kind is permitted for ducts for dust, loose stock, or flammable vapors. Even…..

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Neutral Conductor Sizing & Calculations

Brian Spaziani | January 28, 2013

Neutral Conductor Size Requirements The neutral conductor is not required to be larger than the largest (hot) phase conductor. There are situations where doing so should be considered. Specifically 4 wire wye connected systems consisting┬áprimarily of nonlinear loads. When reducing…..

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Replacing Non-Grounding Type Receptacles

Brian Spaziani | January 22, 2013

Many of today’s electrical and electronic devices are equipped with plugs that have 3 prongs. They’re intended for use with 3 prong grounding type receptacles. People having older electrical systems without an equipment grounding conductor only have the 2 prong…..

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Aluminum Conductors for Branch Circuit Wiring

Brian Spaziani | January 20, 2013

There is a lot of hearsay and rules of thumb in respect to electrical wiring requirements. I regularly direct others to reference the actual rule not assume there is one. A question came up about the use of aluminum conductors…..

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5 Things To Look Out for When Choosing an Electrician Training Program

Brian Spaziani | January 16, 2013

Finding a good electrician training program is difficult. Especially one that will truly jump-start your career towards becoming an electrician. Programs with any real value are few and far between. That is if you are looking to become an actual…..

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Electrical License Exams and Requirements

Brian Spaziani | January 11, 2013

The Application Process Getting a Master Electrician’s License takes a high level of commitment. Just figuring out where to start can seem elusive. You get a different answer from everyone you ask. This can even happen when contacting the licensing…..

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Tools for Success

Brian Spaziani | January 10, 2013

There’s no question that having the right tools for the job is safer, more efficient, and will result in higher quality work. A craftsman’s tools are an investment not an expense. You should base all of your tool purchasing decisions…..

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Continuous Loads | 125% Decoded

Brian Spaziani | January 8, 2013

Continuous loads are another topic that many “experts” seem to dance around in their articles that deal with them. They give you the same information you can get from the NEC itself. What good does that do? Maybe they believe…..

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