What happened with Zinsco and why do electricians tell people to replace their panels? They have a stigma similar to Federal Pacific as being "outlawed" for some reason, here's why.
Category: Materials and Methods
s electricians, we always hear people say "You should get rid of that FEDERAL PACIFIC panel" and replace it with a new one. What is the story behind all of this, and why is it a big deal?
This question has been asked by so many people over such a long time. Why on earth do we have to bond the system neutral and the equipment grounding conductors, and grounding electrode conductors in an electrical system?
I had a really good question asked to me through email the other day so I thought I would take a few minutes to answer it in a video rather than brutalizing my fingertips for an hour.
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.
This video is packed with useful information on how to calculate examples of conduit fill using the National Electrical Code as the basis. If you've struggled understanding conduit fill, this should do the trick.
For the longest time customers have been asking if we can get a GFCI that has USBs in it for them to use in their kitchens on the countertop. The problem has been that nobody has made such a device because there’s so much electronics that have to go on the inside, but the...
The term electrical power is often misused and thrown around incorrectly. Power really means “work done.” Electrical Power means, work done by electricity. We use several different terms when discussing electrical power, and it can get confusing which one we’re talking about from time to time. So what is a Watt? A watt is...
This video was sponsored by Schneider Electric AFCI/GFCI/DF There’s no doubt that if you’re in the electrical field, you’ve heard the phrases “arc fault”, “dual function”, and “GFI” a few times and been a bit confused about what the differences are, or if it even matters. Well my friends, this week we lay all...