Posts Tagged ‘Electrical Articles’

Wiring in Ducts and Environmental Air Space

Wednesday, June 26th, 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 wiring for vapor removal in ducts or shafts for ventilation … more »

Neutral Conductor Sizing & Calculations

Monday, January 28th, 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 primarily of nonlinear loads. When reducing the size of the neutral conductor it has to have … more »

Replacing Non-Grounding Type Receptacles

Tuesday, January 22nd, 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 non-grounding type. There are some simple solutions to replace the … more »

Aluminum Conductors for Branch Circuit Wiring

Sunday, January 20th, 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 for branch circuit wiring. Everyone including myself was confident the … more »

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

Wednesday, January 16th, 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 electrician and not just work for one. There is a … more »

Electrical License Exams and Requirements

Friday, January 11th, 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 authority directly. The standards aren’t standard. That’s probably why such … more »

Tools for Success

Thursday, January 10th, 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 on value not price. Having the right tools of good … more »

Continuous Loads | 125% Decoded

Tuesday, January 8th, 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 if they copy and paste code articles in a different … more »