This week we have a service call to move a receptacle on a boat dock. This is both a wet and damp environment, so let's see what we need to do for this job.
Category: Electrician Tools
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.
If you're about to get into the commercial electrical career path, there are some materials you should become accustomed to. The better you understand what we work with the easier you'll know the jargon we use, and what we're talking about.
When you go to a job to replace a bunch of incandescent bulbs for LED bulbs, don’t forget to check what kind of dimmer is present, if there is one at all. I’ve made this mistake in the past.
Today we talk about the Diablo 16-Piece Electrician's Holesaw kit, and how it differs from most other hole-saw brands out there. This kit is primarily for drilling out holes for conduit fittings, so the sizes are limited to what electricians use for terminating into enclosures.
Here’s my picks for 10 power-tools that I think electricians should have. There are, of course, others that could be on this list but I had to stop it somewhere. Here’s my picks:
Punching down and testing cat5 cables is something that a lot of people struggle with understanding so today I'm going to talk about what the various category cables are, how to decide if you need A or B configuration, and how to check your terminations with a tester when you're done.
In this episode, I talk about the top 10 bits every electrician will use on job sites. There are many other bits not included in this video, but these are definitely the most used.
It's easy to talk about what it means to be a great crew-lead, but what most people don’t think about is what makes a good follower or helper. This is really a deep methodology that takes wisdom and purpose to execute so let’s crack it open for a minute.
Since my first tool video I did a few years back, I’ve had so many people ask me for a more condensed list of tools that I would consider as the essentials for an apprentice to buy. This list is ONLY hand tools - not power tools like drills and saws....