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  1. Canadian Electrical Forum
    I have come across a few residential reno estimates where there was debate about whether the existing service would be able to handle certain items on the customer's wish list. While I have to follow suit with my competitors about providing free estimates, I am becoming reluctant on also...
  2. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hi everyone, wondering if anyone is aware of any code rules or otherwise concerning the replacement of an electric forced air furnace with a gas furnace. My client (HVAC contractor) is also replacing an electric hot water tank with a gas hot water tank. The furnace and hot water tank will both...
  3. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hey all, I'm building a house that is going to require a 200A service. I was going to use Aluminum TECK direct buried to feed the service. The run is approx 200ft from hydro connections to my meter base. Unsure if I should run 250kcm or 350kcm mainly because of the voltage drop as I know the...
  4. 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...
  5. Residential Electrical Forum
    I want to submeter one 15 amp 120V circuit in my home. I am planning on running the meter between the breaker and the load. The meter socket will be next to the main panel that the breaker is in. I was wondering if this is against any electrical codes? It seems perfectly fine but I just want to...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Fellow sparkies, I'm installing a 6.5kW Photovoltaic system and homeowner will have a generator installed in the near future. His intention is to have whole house back up when grid is down. However, this has not been engineered. I'm concerned that PV + generator will be too much production if...
  7. Looking To Hire
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  8. 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...
  9. Residential Electrical Forum
    Hi, I am trying to splice a 4 AWG GEC. I already have this tool: Ancor® 703040 - SAE 8-4/0 AWG Hex Lug and Splice Heavy Duty Terminal Crimper and I plan on using this splice: Burndy YS4C Is this doable? I would rather not buy another tool. If not, why not? and which affordable tool would you...
  10. Tools, Equipment and New Products
    Hello, I am 27 years. I will be starting my career in the beginning of April with a company that mostly does residential, service and remodeling... I have more tools on hand at the moment than I know what to do with. What do you recommend I use to carry my goods onto the job site with? What...
  11. General Electrical Discussion
    My general contractor has set a temporary electrical service for a new construction single family residence. The pole was set on a permanent easement at the end of the street in front of the property its serving. The power utility rep came out to inspect the location and said he believes it...
  12. Residential Electrical Forum
    I get this question a lot. Especially since there are a ton of ****ty flippers around. Recent finds have been romex where the ground was jumpered to the neutral on receptacles (obviously no AFCIs in the panel). Another good one was a new electric oven wired with #10 on a 30 amp DP breaker (no...
  13. General Electrical Discussion
    I preform low voltage and occasionally high voltage work electrical work in residential & commercial buildings, there is a C10 contractor on the job site, I'm also completing some trainee classes at a community college that's authorized by the state to offer the training. I would like to become...
  14. General Electrical Discussion
    I am upgrading a electrical service to 200 amps. The service is overhead. I am planning to run conduit from the meter to the Panel along the siding and enter into the crawl space under the residence. It then will turn up into the bedroom to the panel which is next to the door. What i am not sure...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Located in Louisiana, Jefferson parish. I have over 30 years experience in residential and light commercial electrical systems. :vs_cool:
  16. Alternative Energy Forum
    I thought readers would be interested to see recent data on the fastest growing solar markets. Can't post a link, but site is OhmHome and article is under News - Las Vegas and Miami Top Ohm Analytics’ 2017 Fastest Growing Solar Cities List The solar installers we talk to in large markets...
  17. General Electrical Discussion
    I've been posting on this forum about problems that I've been having with a large house that was recently trimmed out. Arc fault breakers would trip under NO load. I would not detect faults between hot/neutral hot/ground and neutral/ground. The breakers are type CH. Wago's (push in wire nuts)...
  18. General Electrical Discussion
    I am having trouble with a 5000 sq foot house i just trimmed out. The main panel is 200 amps. There is solar and 2 sub panels in different parts of the house. All breakers are from the cutler hammer series and are type CH. I have been experiencing GFI breakers tripping for no apparent reason...
  19. 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...
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