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  1. Canadian Electrical Forum
    I have a question that will hopefully resolve my fear of calling a professional tradesman to my home to investigate/repair a problem. (I’m considering calling an electrician) Back in the early 2000’s, my family called a plumber over to fix a pin-hole leak in a basement pipe. After the pipe was...
  2. General Electrical Discussion
    I have an issue I am troubleshooting...One night about a month ago, my bathroom lights started to flicker. The light and fan would kind of go on and off and then they both stopped working for a few days, then started working again. It worked for like a month, then nothing. The two switches...
  3. Residential Electrical Forum
    Hello, I have two branch circuits ran in a shed and had concerns regarding the disconnecting means. The two circuits are run with 12-2 and supply several receptacles and lights, with one receptacle supplying a 5000btu AC and another one for a convenience space heater in the winter. So my...
  4. General Electrical Discussion
    I've got a question, I have been starting a new project that runs off 24VDC. I need a breaker rated for [email protected] which i cant find. The closest one I could find is a [email protected] (thermal breaker) and I'm wondering if that breaker will work at 24VDC and trip at 4A. Yeah, It's a dumb question, but I...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Im new to the forum, I am a young electrician apprentice still learning. Any tips would be much appreciative. I want to take a class to better my knowledge of the field, any suggestions?
  6. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hello eveyone! I interviewed at ETI this past Saturday and I received my score of 82.5 I feel like i did better then that. My question is how long do you guys think I will be waiting before i get a call for bootcamp? Thanks in advance!
  7. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hey all. Saw this attachment on the Local 40 website and was wondering if anyone had any experience with or opinions about this type of thing. I am likely about to be assigned a bid for HVAC duties at my current job (which is non-IBEW) and am curious about this opportunity. I called the number...
  8. Services and Service Equipment
    I have an electrical exam question, What is the service demand load for 22 mobile home lots, not sure where to find info on this?:001_unsure: I got it 84,480 VA
  9. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi All, I am currently taking a class and hoping to become an electrician. I would really love your feedback on the following 1 minute survey. I really appreciate any help or suggestions you might have. -Kyle
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I am a consultant working on a project to analyze the tool industry. I was wondering where electricians regularly buy tools, whether at the big boxes, online or at other specialty stores. I would appreciate it if you could tell which specialty stores :) Also, I am curious is electricians...
  11. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello My name is Joshua I am a college student wanting to eventually become an Industrial electrician. I plan ahead a lot I like to have an idea of where my future is heading :jester:. My question is: Is it possible to work full time as an Industrial Electrician with an onside buisness or...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hello Electrician Talk, I am 100 percent new to the forum. I would call myself a hobbyist when it comes to electrical work. I am willing to admit when I have no clue what I am doing and need to Google it and when i need to call a professional. I do have a questions for the forum that i...
  13. PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    Hello, I'm a student at a technical school and I am majoring in PLC's. We're wiring small motor relays. I was wondering if you guys had a way to remember the wiring set up for the contacts on the motor. I know you bring your stop to power and your start out the other side of start. Wire contact...
  14. General Electrical Discussion
    I need to get about a two dozen sets of the ear muff style hearing protection that attaches to hard hats. Does anybody have any recommendations on brand and/or where to buy? ___________________
  15. NEC Code Forum
    I posted this in a CCTV forum, but seeing as how this is a more advanced topic I am re-posting here so I can get a more professional opinion. I recently "inherited" tech support for a CCTV system. A camera went out recently, and water had damaged the power plug on the Siamese cable. I...
  16. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi everybody (I aplogize if this seems like a topic which could be placed in a thread already established, but there are so many that I was hesitant out of fear of getting lost in the current posts.) i am 37 years old, served five years as a Navy Diver (got out in 2000-Honorable) and have since...
  17. Lighting Design
    I am working on a re-lamping project replacing halogen PAR lamps with LED lamps. In performing tests, I loaded up the circuit with the new LED lamps and they will not dim. If I replace 1 LED lamp with 1 halogen lamp on the circuit the dimmer works just fine. I have been told my 2 solutions are...
  18. Lighting Design
    I was just thinking about lighting for a building I am planning to build. There is only going to be one entrance and I am planning on having a lamp on all the time when unoccupied for security. Have any of you ever used a 3 way switch to control the single lamp and all the main building...
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