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  1. Help! Automation ?

    PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    So i have a customer who is building a huge room train set . He had already had an electrician come in and wire multiple switch and outlet feeds. He wants to be able to hit a button and one set of lights gradually come up and then every 6 mins one set fade out and another come on and just keep...
  2. Where can I go without the union?

    General Electrical Discussion
    Well, I've been waiting about 3 weeks for my letter from the IBEW about my interview for an apprenticeship. I called a week after the interview, as instructed, and the guy wasn't too helpful. "I don't have the list, all I know is one guys place high is an already put to work, and one guy placed...
  3. x10

    General Electrical Discussion
    Questions about smart houses. I have a customer that would like to control his home from his ipad. He would like to use the ihome Touch app. As far as I can tell, it will only control x10 devices. I'm good with computers, but have never installed home automation before. Is x10 a good choice...
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