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  1. Residential Electrical Forum
    I'm looking to get an idea of roughly how many man hours it would take to wire a 2,000 sq ft house by yourself Including all the following.. -basic code complient 3bed / 2bath / living / dining / garage / kitchen 2000 sq ft -box rough in -panel/meter install -home runs -wire rough in -trim out...
  2. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hello im posting about some questions im looking for answers too in attempts for my 3rd rewrite. I have used the CEPE and found the questions on the exam to be quite unpredictable (obviously) and some questions a little more difficult to understand so wondering If I could receive help answering...
  3. General Electrical Discussion
    The initial problem was “tail light out”, so I went to replace it but the big yellow wire had a 3-prong female connector at the end of it. My boss told me to cut it off and splice it to another male connector (since the lights we carry have the female connection. The yellow wire is black...
  4. General Electrical Discussion
    Home is a couple years old, my master bedroom and master bath/closet are on a 20 amp breaker. I am having the issue of the breaker tripping, however it has just recently started up again since this last cold snap (I live in Texas and it’s about 40 degrees out). It has happened in the past on 2...
  5. General Electrical Discussion
    So, for a year now a close friend of mine has had some really strange issue. Any device he plugs into his house gets ruined and gets damaged. He’s spent 10k+ on computers.. the last time he came over with a new PC before he plugged it into his house to see if it worked, it did.. then @ his...
  6. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi - I recently had my Fujitsu Halycon minisplit unit cleaned by a professional company filters and coils cleaned - speedclean coilshine and Nu Calgon Deodorizer used. Since then, my minisplit unit makes an odd buzzing/chirping noise when it is OFF. It only happens when it is turned off (or...
  7. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello.... I have an underground electrical cable 300 ft long 2 hot and 1 ground. One of the hot has failed and is disconnected. About 165 ft is through the woods and passes close by 4 trees. I have been unable to find a person that has a TDR that can locate where to dig to make a splice. So...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hey fellas, just joined here and saw someone else named Dave just introduced himself so I thought I’d join the new Dave party. I’m an electrical engineer for industrial, and my projects cover a huge variety of things including project management, project design, and day to day work on the floor...
  9. UK Electrical Forum
    I am looking to sell my business as i am moving away from the industry. Company established in 2018, turnover of £110,000. I carry out all types of electrical work (having had 25 years in the industry) but specialise in security and fire alarms. Company has approximately 180 regular maintenance...
  10. General Electrical Discussion
    Is it just me or is that seal backwards??? I checked the codebook but it doesnt specify which way that seal drain should be facing then i went into the website of the company that makes them and in their videos it shows drain facing towards box/instrument. What are your thoughts???
  11. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello, i have a customer that just purchased 6 new welders. The welders came from the factory with a 240v 50a down to a 240v 20a conversion cord. The 20a female plug, plugs into the welder, and the 50a male plug, plugs into the wall outlet. Can anyone help me understand this? If i plug this cord...
  12. Looking To Hire
    EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions. We have openings all across the country for journeymen, field technicians, service technicians, installers, etc. Visit jobs.enersys.com for more information or email me directly @ [email protected] Look forward to speaking with you!
  13. PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    Hey everyone. I have a question and I know the answer is most likely something simple but y damn brain is just not clicking today. We have a 480v 3 phase 80Gal compressor I assume that the internal contactor would utilize a leg of 277v to pull in the motor starter coming from the pressure switch...
  14. Residential Electrical Forum
    My brother and I were a bit hasty this weekend when switching out a bathroom lighting fixture and didn't make note of the pre-existing wiring, thinking it would be a very simple swap out. Unfortunately, when we got the old fixture out, we realized that we actually had four different romex...
  15. General Electrical Discussion
    hey guys wrote my cofq about 2.5 weeks ago and was wondering the timeline for the results since covid happened? Before covid it was a week from what hear. but this seems to be taking a while has anyone wrote recently and what was the time ling for your results? thx
  16. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hello Everyone. I am hoping to get some advice and to see if i am on the right track when it comes to a new project that i am working on. Please keep in mind that i am in ontario canada and code rules are different even between provinces. (Everything is underground) I have a property that is...
  17. General Electrical Discussion
    Below I am posting the requirements for the Florida electrical contractors license that I found online. My question is how am I supposed to show a business net worth of atleast $10,000 before obtaining a license while at the same time it is illegal to do electrical work in florida without a...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Greetings everyone! Name is Todd. I'm with North Pacific Mechanical over here in Portland, OR. We're an HVAC/R/Electrical small business (adding electrical in the next week or two)! Been lurking for a bit now and thought I'd say hello. Seems like a pretty good community here and I hope to...
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