Posts Tagged ‘Residential Electric’

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 »

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 »

Electrical Estimating Basics | Break Even Costs

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

The two main goals in electrical estimating are winning jobs and making money. To be successful at estimating you must do both. How you get those results doesn’t really matter. Winning jobs that lose a company money never makes sense. It helps to have a system that is efficient and consistent. … more »

GFCI Receptacle or a GFCI Breaker?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

The question is often asked, whether it is better to install a GFCI receptacle or a GFCI breaker. There are many factors that may weigh into this decision, so let’s take a few minutes to examine the possibilities of each. GFCI receptacles are a great choice in areas like bathrooms, … more »

Battery Backup Garage Door Openers

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The use of your garage door makes getting into the garage easy, but what a hassle to have to get out when the power is out to manually lift the door. Then there’s the other problem with getting your car out of the garage without the power to run the … more »

Generator Backup Systems

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Electricity from the utility company is great, that is until something interrupts it and it goes out. Power outages can be troubling and even life threating, so don’t get caught without a backup generator system of some type to keep the power flowing. Backup generators come in many different styles. … more »

Central Air Conditioner DIY

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Central air conditioners provide cooling for your whole house.  With a centrally located furnace, a condensing coil, and an evaporating coil, your house will be equipped with the a capable cooling unit.  Owning a central air condition can prove to challanging at times unless you keep up with the maintenance … more »

Energy Saving Window Air Conditioners

Friday, July 20th, 2012

In today’s age of recession, saving a nickel here and there is a welcome thing. If you use a window air conditioner, any type of energy savings will be a welcome thing, especially if you don’t have to put out the effort to do it. Thanks to new technology and … more »