Category: Code

Outlawed Panels and Breakers

There are a whole bunch of old breakers and panels that are installed in many residences that have created fires and taken lives. Here's a little overview of the different types. This is not a deep dive into each brand, which will be coming soon.

Why Knowing WIRE INSULATION Types Is Crucial

I’ve noticed many electrical apprentices out there have a difficult time understanding why there are so many different wire types, and think that each wire is actually different somehow. They’re only different in insulation, and here’s how. Every wire is essentially the same, for the most part. You’re either working with aluminum, copper, or...

11 MORE confusing code terms – UNDERSTANDING THE NEC (PART 2)

Let’s face it…the national electric code book is probably the most difficult construction document to read and understand. It’s written like a court document in legalese, using terms none of us use in the field, for the sake of liability and C.Y.A. These are 11 more terms that are used in the NEC that...

11 Confusing Code Terms – UNDERSTANDING THE NEC

Let’s face it…the national electric code book is probably the most difficult construction document to read and understand. It’s written like a court document in legalese, using terms none of us use in the field, for the sake of liability and C.Y.A. These are 11 terms that are used in the NEC that I...

Homeruns, Feeders, Service Entrance Conductors, & Branch Circuits

Often it’s difficult to understand what certain wires are called when you begin your path in the electrical trade. Here are some terms and what they mean. Website – https://www.electricianu.com Discord – https://discord.gg/7ykYfbh Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/theelectricianu Facebook Group – https://bit.ly/2tz7eQh Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/electrician_u LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustinste… As an apprentice, I remember always shaking...

Working With EMT – ELECTRICAL METALLIC TUBING

This video covers everything you need to know about working with EMT (electrical metallic tubing) as an electrician. I cover the topics discussed in the national electric code article 358 on uses permitted, securing and supporting, and much more. This video is more of a code-overview of EMT, so let’s begin at the beginning...

Wiring With MC – WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO WITH MC CABLE

In this episode we talk in depth about how to wire with MC cable, what the uses permitted and uses NOT permitted are, as well as securing and strapping and a whole host of other tips for use. MC vs AC Photo courtesy of Paul Abernathy – https://www.masterthenec.com First off...

360 Degree Bend Rule – Conduit Bending

Today we break into the 360-degree bend rule for conduit-bending. We cover 358.26 of the National Electrical Code where it talks about bends in EMT (electrical metallic tubing). Website – https://www.electricianu.com Discord – https://discord.gg/7ykYfbh Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/theelectricianu Facebook Group – https://bit.ly/2tz7eQh Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/electrician_u LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustinste… ROGERS – https://www.rogersservices.com When bending conduit...

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