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  1. Residential Electrical Forum
    Hello all, For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Seabees, we're US Navy general construction (and a ton of other stuff baked in). I've been an electrician in the Seabees for a decade, but that definitely doesn't mean I have 10 years' equivalent electrical experience compared to civilian...
  2. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hello everyone, I will be finishing up my enlistment in the military(USAF) in April of 2017 and want to apply to the California apprenticeship programs in San Francisco, San Mateo, Napa and Sacramento. My main concern is how many people apply compared to how many people are accepted. What are...
  3. General Electrical Discussion
    I apologize in advance if this is the wrong forum for this, but it seemed the best fit... It recently came to my attention that our local is hiring electrician apprentices. I understand how to use basic hand and power tools, as my father is a carpenter, and my s/o is a union millwright. In...
  4. General Electrical Discussion
    I am trying to feed a 4-wire harness through a hole with a 7.5mm diameter. I am having trouble finding a 4 terminal connector that will fit through. Almost everything I can find is too wide. I'm trying to stay way from single pin connections to my PCB. All of our other connectors are all Molex...
  5. Residential Electrical Forum
    A customer recently called me and said she attempted to change out a light switch and after she did she turned the power back on she got a large flash and blew a fuse. When I got there the switch box had three conductors in it and the switch was a switch and receptical combo, switch on top and...
  6. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hey guys, I'm new here, this will be my first post. I received my C of Q in September of 2014. I've been saving up these questions for a while based on jobs we've done and I haven't had a chance to ask an inspector yet and my old teacher from trade school hasn't gotten back to me. I'll post...
  7. General Electrical Discussion
    I've been wondering if i live out in montreal and want to work out in ontario is there any special steps that i need to take? I should also mention i finished my D.E.P in electricity in Quebec 2 years ago and have yet to work as an apprentice , so my question is can i apprentice in ontario?
  8. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hi everyone, I'm a young female that just graduated from the university of guelph, hoping to pursue a career in electrical work. I was wondering if anyone would have information on how I can start my pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship. I have called some companies and have been searching...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I've been searching for information, however when I found out about this forum I thought others with more knowledge could help me out then what I was finding on google. I'm unsure if I post my questions here but I am a recent university graduate trying to pursue a career in...
  10. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hi guys. It's good to post here, I've been reading this forum for the past little while and the advice from the community always seems honest (brutally so haha) and helpful. I'm 22 years old and desperately seeking entrance into this field. I know the words "no prior experience" probably scares...
  11. PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    ok so in depth my question is can you use a 240VAC infinite switch like the ones on the stove on 110VAC provided that the load of the 110 circuit does not exceed the original (1500W in my case) application??? What would be the adverse effects? Would it still trigger the bimetal stripe? Would...
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