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  1. Understanding BC FSR classifications

    Canadian Electrical Forum
    I'm finding it hard to find some information on how the FSR system works in BC. Like why are the requirements for class B and C the same? Whats the point of the Class C if the B is all around better If I get my class B does it let me pull permits for seemingly lesser classes like Class FE...
  2. Rapid shutdown (off-grid, Manitoba Canada)

    Alternative Energy Forum
    I'm trying to determine real-world requirements for rapid shutdown in small "cottage" off-grid systems in Manitoba, Canada. If you're off-grid, code compliance falls to the Office of the Fire Commissioner. As far as I can tell, there is currently (no pun intended, but I'll pretend it was) only...
  3. Double Tapping the Secondary of Transformer (Rules 26-256 3) and 14-100 c) and d))

    Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hello! I've been reading extensively on a design that is common on US installations but I can't find an equivalent Rule that gives proper guidance on the CEC. I'm on the design phase and want to double tap the secondary of a 3.5MVA, 44kV/600V TX to feed two separate buildings straight from the...
  4. Master Electrician - Ontario, Canada (Multiple Locations)

    Looking To Hire
    Osborne is currently working with Canada’s leading HVAC provider in hiring talented, skilful Master Electricians for their first-class service teams. This company prides itself on the strength of its longstanding customer relationships and the quality of its staff members, systems and equipment...
  5. 2009 Canada Electrical Code

    Alternative Energy Forum
    Can anyone confirm that this regulation for Solar PV - Overcurrent Protection is in the 2009 Canadian Electrical Code book: "Where overcurrent protection is required by Subrule (1) for a photovoltaic source circuit, each photovoltaic source circuit shall be protected by an individual...
  6. What Wire to Use for Outdoor Wiring ?

    Canadian Electrical Forum
    I am pulling a cable from the breaker which is situated inside the house in Red Deer, Alberta and want to run a wire to the deck where I will install a GFCI Receptacle in a weather proof box. I have NMD90 cable with me and intend to run it through a conduit all the way from the breaker to the...
  7. Considerations when adding an outdoor plug through a concrete footing

    General Electrical Discussion
    I'm adding a GFCI receptacle on the outside of a house in Canada. This one will be right by the panel in the basement so it will have its own dedicated circuit. I was going to drill a hole in the footing from the outside, run my cable and then Hilti the weatherproof box onto the footing over...
  8. Never to late

    New Member Introductions
    New to the site, New to the trade, not so new to the industry. I'm a 45 year old apprentice electrician, looking for a new start in the construction industry. I've put in most of my years in the construction end of residential construction and renovation. I hail from NWO (Ontario) I've put a few...
  9. 2 B Wired saying Hello from Toronto!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello fellow electricians, ME's and contractors! Its about time i spent more time on here in the loop with like minded magic makers! You can find our profile on Instagram: 2bwired cheers!
  10. Pre-Apprenticeship Question

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hey everybody, My name is Max and I am looking to begin my career in the electrical trade. Since the age of six, I have been fascinated with electrical wiring, and have dreamed of becoming an electrician for years now. As a recent high school graduate, I am finally able to bring this dream...
  11. Help with 400A 3PH 120/208 service question

    Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hey all, First post here on the site! My name is Alex MacCallum me and my grandfather are electrical contractors on PEI. Hes been in the business for almost 50 years and the last 7 hes been prepping me to take over. He hasn't did a 400A 3ph 120/208 service in years and remembers the just of it...
  12. (Ontario) Working with an EC before getting registered

    Canadian Electrical Forum
    I've received an offer for work from a small-scale EC in my area. I'm trying not to get too excited, because something seems a bit off. He says I'll work for him on a probationary basis for 3 months and then get registered if all goes well in that time. I've been told by many ECs to watch out...
  13. Advice on certifications to get in Canada/Ontario?

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    So I'm trying to get registered as a 1st year apprentice and I'm looking to make myself as marketable as possible. I'm wondering about certifications and licenses I can get at this beginning stage of my career to make me valuable to employers. I have Ontario Working at Heights, WHMIS, WHSA and...
  14. Advice on certifications to get in Canada/Ontario? (Apprentice)

    Canadian Electrical Forum
    [DELETE] Advice on certifications to get in Canada/Ontario? (Apprentice) Moved to Apprentice section after all.
  15. Winnipeg manitoba electrical

    Looking To Hire
    I recently graduate from Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology formerly known as Winnipeg Technical College. I am in dire need of a job and would relocate if need be. I may be a level 1 apprentice but i can also do a level 2 apprentice job since my school covered both level 1 and 2...
  16. Cash is fleeing the Canadian economy

    Business, Marketing, and Sales
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-09/obamas-trade-deal-will-bankrupt-canadas-farming-industry-overnight-expert-says ZeroHedge: obamas-trade-deal-will-bankrupt-canadas-farming-industry-overnight-expert-says This article is important reading for all Canadians. "Earlier this month, in...
  17. New apprentice!

    New Member Introductions
    Hey y'all About a month from finishing my Foundations course at BCIT (Langley campus). Super excited to get into the trades! Have worked retail my whole life and found it to be really boring. I've never been a morning person, and I have to get up at 5am every day for this course but I actually...
  18. New apprentice, starting in couple days, tool tips?

    New Member Introductions
    Hey y'all, intro here; this looks to be a great forum professionally. Hope to receive and eventually contribute some good ideas. I'm starting this (hopefully long) career in a couple days after 3mo search, just buying tools now. Been doing construction off and on for a couple years now. I...
  19. Help!

    General Electrical Discussion
    I recently got hired as a labourer for an electrical company in Ontario, Canada. The owner told me he wants to make me an apprentice but is unsure about the ratios of Journeyman to Apprentices there are 5 people in the company 3 journeyman and 2 labourer's who are both aspiring apprentices. Can...
  20. mobile credit card payment options

    Canadian Electrical Forum
    What's everyone using for mobile credit card payments. Specifically for your iPhone. Who's the cheapest? Who's got good service? Which is easy to use? Any feedback appreciated.
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