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.
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.
This video covers the history of Pushmatic, ITE, Bulldog, Siemens panels that have been installed around the US for the past half-century. There seems to be a bit of argument out there on whether or not they should be replaced. What do you think?
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?
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.
Let’s open up a transformer and dig through it to see how they work. Transformers are extremely useful devices used in electrical systems to raise and lower voltage. They’re also used for isolation, typically in cleaning up power. They only exist in the world of Alternating Current however, so...
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.
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...
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.