We have a few problems in the skilled trades, that have issues worth fixing. The problem is that oftentimes the solutions are vast and complex, and cannot be simply fixed quickly by one person - it requires a lot of work, by a lot of people.
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?
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.
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.