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  1. Commercial Electrical Forum
    Hi Everyone, We got an email last week from one of our clients at a restaurant asking about power surges. They seem to be pretty frequent for them as they've replaced their batteries in the fire alarm panel 3 times in the past year (most recent being last week). They also lost an amplifier for...
  2. Commercial Electrical Forum
    Hello gents, I've never worked in the electrical industry in the field and I am in a new position as a sales representative for Graybar electric supply. So what I ask of you all is to list some nicknames (i.e. batwings) for common material you buy along with the actual name of said material...
  3. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hello everybody, I just started an inside sales position at Graybar. I've never worked in electrical work but I have worked in construction, so I understand the differences and the relationship (or lack thereof) between those in the field and those in the office. So my question is to...
  4. General Electrical Discussion
    I preform low voltage and occasionally high voltage work electrical work in residential & commercial buildings, there is a C10 contractor on the job site, I'm also completing some trainee classes at a community college that's authorized by the state to offer the training. I would like to become...
  5. Commercial Electrical Forum
    It's a restaurant where the owner has installed a new walk in cooler. The condenser unit on top of the cooler is 208 V 12/2 wire is coming out of it while the fan inside of the cooler is 115V and 14/2 wire from fan is coming through flexible conduit. My question is do i need to install 2...
  6. Looking To Hire
    The position: Busy electrical contractor seeking electrical journeyman for residential and commercial work. Mechanics with 5 years experience minimum must have own tools and be able to work independently. Top pay, great work environment with opportunities for OT and advancement. Holidays, paid...
  7. Services and Service Equipment
    I have an old bible camp looking to upgrade their service. I'm currently working on the Load calculations, but want to know what you guys think. There are 6 cabins, all are bare bones no equipment, one room unfinished shacks. One sanctuary/church that's 1440sf, unfinished inside. A 1200 sq ft...
  8. General Electrical Discussion
    What is the purpose of a corner grounded delta configuration? It seems pointless. I was checking out a friend's new storefront that used to house a lumberyard. His son, who he said is an electrician, had setup a subpanel feeding mostly 120v receps, etc. It wasnt until he ran everything that he...
  9. General Electrical Discussion
    I just started a small office rewire job, picking up after the first guy started and stopped showing up. I was told he "may have gone on a bender". The original wiring was all EMT, much of which could have been used/modified, but the guy kind of randomly started tearing it out, along with all...
  10. 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...
  11. General Electrical Discussion
    Installing a big ass fan at our warehouse and was wondering if anyone out there has any previous experience or tips for me. I've been out of practice for about a year. My boss wants me to build, install, and wire two Basic 6 16' fans. I am planning on using 12/4 mc from the breaker to a...
  12. NEC Code Forum
    So I am just out of school and I will be starting at an electrical company as an apprentice on Friday and I was doing some practice problems. One of them was the branch circuit and feeder calculations for both dwelling and commercial spaces. I know dwelling is easy to figure out how many outlets...
  13. Commercial Electrical Forum
    Hello fellow sparkys, I am currently having trouble with some mr16 gu7 base type halogens in a commercial building. The transformer is 12v and fed with 277v. Lamp wattage is 50w. Also they are a halo recessed can style fixture that has a bracket that holds the socket up inside the fixture. I...
  14. Commercial Electrical Forum
    I just finished a certified electricians course. Unfortunately, the lab portions of the course were pretty sparse and far from relevant in the current market. I got a job purely by happenstance and availability working as an electrician's helper in a company that does commercial refrigeration...
  15. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hello all, I wanted to know if any of the firms out there have Commercial Electrical Designers in-house. I'm guessing that this position would be limited to design/build contractors, but maybe not. I am looking to work in this profession for a commercial EC, but not sure where to begin...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hi, My name is Michael and this is my first post. I might have a job as an apprentice with a local commercial electrical company. I just finished high school where I took electrical as my major but almost all of my knowledge is in residential with the exception of changing ballasts around the...
  17. General Electrical Discussion
    So I'm looking to get back into commercial electrical work. I got a job with a company called RAMS here in Florida. They are one of those companies that leases out employees to large contractors. Does anybody know how it is to work for one of these companies? They talk a big game about always...
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