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  1. Hey Everyone

    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...
  2. Missing Ground Wire - Large Commercial Lighting Project - Exterior / Industrial

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hi Everyone, we are working on a very large exterior lighting conversation at an industrial site. Replacing 400W + 1000W HID fixtures w/ new LEDs. The problem is, the existing 40FT+ poles don't have an existing ground wire. To add a ground to these poles would require a $1M+ infrastructure...
  3. Hello from NewJersey!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi! I'm a tradesman who got his start pulling wire in a button factory so many years ago. I can still hear the 20 ton presses ringing in my head, punching out belt buckles, metal buttons and various clips. I even learned how to wire metal injection molding machines. Later there was...
  4. Whats the best way to size a disconnect for a AC Condenser

    General Electrical Discussion
    I am installing an AC Condenser and I need to install a disconnect. The Condenser is a single phase 208 volt, 60 Hz, 12.1 Full load amps, 14.8 Wire sizing amps and 25.0 Over Current Protection Device.
  5. 208/230 Single Phase Condenser in a Three Phase Panel

    General Electrical Discussion
    Can you wire a Single Phase 208 Volt Condenser in a Three Phase Panel? Will this effect any warranty?
  6. Newbee member Saying Hi to all!

    New Member Introductions
    :smile:Hi, I am not an Electro-mechanical-controls engineer who really went through a software degree and have worked in the Controls field with boots on for the last 30 years. So I am really old and should retire but love to make old things work! and new things newer and innovative! That's...
  7. Oilfield wireman

    Industrial Electrical Forum
    Hey everyone, I have got a pretty good new gig as an oilfield electrical trainee. Good pay, great bennies, and more in the direction I want to go. I will be doing lots of pipe work and some instrumentation. My question is “what should I expect, what would my employer expect of me, and what tools...
  8. Main Breaker - Miswired or Cross Connection Question

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hello all, I am little confused and will be hiring a licensed electrical person to look at it, but wanted to get an idea of what maybe going on or if anyone has any experience seeing this type of issue. In 2006 the building was converted from a 2 family to a 3 family by a licensed electrician...
  9. How to get into controls?

    PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    Hey everyone, my first time posting. I have a question, how do you get into industrial controls field/ instrumentation? I currently work for a small contractor doing residental/ commercial work mostly service, I just started my 3rd year in the trade. I currently take classes for PLCs at my local...
  10. Nicknames for material

    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...
  11. New to Electrical Industry

    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...
  12. Hello everyone!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! I work at a lighting distributor company. Have been in electrical field for about 10 years now and hold a PE license in MA. Worked in commercial, healthcare, residential, and educational fields. I’ve been reading this forum from time to time and learned a lot so recently...
  13. LiftMaster MATDCBB3 Manual Close Option?

    General Electrical Discussion
    I just recently started my new job as a maintenance electrician, formerly working electrical construction, and came across something I haven't been able to figure out yet. The security gate here has a LiftMaster MAT-DC-BB3 system and arm. The controller only has 1 button which opens the arm of...
  14. Cast-In Concrete Junction Boxes

    Canadian Electrical Forum
    We have a requirement to find a "2-stage" junction box, meaning the first section of the junction box is flush mounted in formwork and cast inside the barrier of a bridge. The second section is essentially an extension to the JB to bring it outside of the barrier and allow for a conduit entry...
  15. [Homework] How do I calculate the 220kV Transmission line parameters?

    Residential Electrical Forum
    Hi everyone, I have a trouble here. Now I need to calculate these parameters of the 220 kV Transmission line about: Resistance (R), Inductance (L), Capacitance (C) and Conduction (G) with data below: Sorry because I don't have enough posts to insert the image,please delete the blank between...
  16. New here, from central NJ

    New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, my name is Matthew. I am 28 years old in technical school studying to become an electrician, and couldn't be more excited! There is so much to for me to learn, and I think that's a beautiful thing. :thumbup:
  17. Electrical Theory question.. phase balancing

    General Electrical Discussion
    3 phase 4 wire 120/208 system. Phase A pulling 50 amps, phase B pulling 50 amps, phase C pulling 0 amps. Is the neutral carrying a load? Or is does the system balance and leave no load on the neutral. OR would phase C need to pull 50 amps as well to fully balance the system. Possibly the same...
  18. Electrician needed in North Arlington, NJ

    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...
  19. Hello from Texas

    New Member Introductions
    Hi to everybody here, Hoping an amazing electrical chat here.
  20. Can someone explain the apprenticeship process (start to finish- Ontario)?

    Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hello All, I have recently completed my mechanical aptitude test and have been accepted to the IBEW Union, just waiting on the date for the interview. I would like to get answers about the apprenticeship process. I work in a shop currently, so I have limited information on how it works. Who...