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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Located in Louisiana, Jefferson parish. I have over 30 years experience in residential and light commercial electrical systems. :vs_cool:
  9. 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...
  10. 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)...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. General Electrical Discussion
    i am working on a DADU (detached additional dwelling unit) in Seattle. I have to upgrade the main service at the house to 200 amps and put in a double socket meter base. The main house needs a 100 sub panel and the DADU also needs a 100 amp sub panel. Table 310.15b6 used to let me use #4 wire...
  14. General Electrical Discussion
    Im a new one man shop. Licensed and bonded. I typically try to always do my jobs on a time and material basis as it is the safest when doing business. However many of the jobs especially general contractors want bids. If i don't give a bid i wont get the job. I am curious to how electrical shops...
  15. Electrician Apprentice Forum
    Hello, new to the site but have found it at a good time because I think I am at a crossroads in my apprenticeship. First off, a few simple questions heading into a renegotiation of my salary with my employer as I finished Level 1 of school with very high marks. 1. Wage Do wages fluctuate with...
  16. General Electrical Discussion
    Im doing the electrical work for a addition of a single family residence. I need to put in a sub panel and there are not too many good locations. I know sub panels are not permitted in clothes closets 240.24(E) but is a laundry dryer closet thats in the hallway with bi folding doors permitted as...
  17. Residential Electrical Forum
    This may be hard to explain but I will try to keep it simple and answer further questions in the comments. I have been building park models or "tiny homes" for approximently 3 years now. I've recently took part in trimming out one of our park models. After I finished putting all of the...
  18. Residential Electrical Forum
    When doing piece work with a partner what are the percentages for each portion of the job, as in lights 35%, plug/switches 30%, panel 10%, etc. I'm just trying to decide if the guy I'm working with actually did 50% of the work cause I don't think he did, and I'm talking about trimming a custom...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, New residential apprentice here. Just finished up my second week. So far so good. Been mostly running wire through walls. Cutting 6-8" holes in drywall and then 1" holes in the studs. Haven't played in the panels much yet but looking forward to it. I should be starting my classes...
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