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Title says it all. What & why?
 

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With the exception of Russelectric ATS's I don't push any particular manufacturers equipment however, there are some I discourage customers from using.

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i, unfortunatly, dont have a product line that i totally stand behind, mostly because they are ALL making less quality for bigger profits!:mad:
 

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I'm more about what i like to personally use for electrical materials than being a front man for any particular manufacturer

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I'm more about what i like to personally use for electrical materials than being a front man for any particular manufacturer

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Not my intent at all Steve. I was more interested on what products you use because of there reliability or ease of use. Not products you get paid to push.

Everything is overseas garbage today. What products dont crap the bed 6 months after the installation?
 

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Understood MH

If you're a resi guy, you'll inevitably go through most brands of panels/breakers , boxes, wirenuts, different wire manufacturers, etc

After a while it's about what's new to play with, which is why i like Arlington industries

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For motors, I like Leeson, Baldor and USEM (Formerly owned by Emerson, now owned by Nidec).

Allen Bradley for just about any type of motor control. Including ice-cube relays, pushbuttons and selector switches. Especially the 509 line of starters; those things are absolutely bullet-proof.

Square D for both load centers and panelboards, especially I-Line when breakers will be added later.

Cutler-Hammer medium voltage power-operated vacuum circuit breakers. Powercon builds pretty good medium voltage switchgear.

I'm sure there's more but that's all I can think of at the moment.
 

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I seem to get along with Milbank pretty well, they've some good tech support, which if you're a NE sparky is often a godsend
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Any name brand recessed lights as opposed to cheap house brands, and pretty much anything Arlington makes.
 

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Brands I like:

Square D anything

S&C

ABB

Capestone

Solar Turbines (actual name)

Allen Bradley

Onan

Asko

Cummins for the big diesels.

Southwire

Sylvania
 

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Juno recessed lighting

Siemens panels and breakers (easy to get and my best pricing)

pretty much anything Arlington

P&S devices and cover plates

Lutron dimmers
 

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Juno recessed lighting

Siemens panels and breakers (easy to get and my best pricing)

pretty much anything Arlington

P&S devices and cover plates

Lutron dimmers
Where do you get seimens at discount prices?! Everybody around here is square D. Even Lowes & HD have just about every homeline breaker you could possibly need, and for a great price.

I'd have to go to Mayer if I wanted something out of the ordinary for seimens, or any other brand for that matter.
 

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Where do you get seimens at discount prices?! Everybody around here is square D. Even Lowes & HD have just about every homeline breaker you could possibly need, and for a great price.

I'd have to go to Mayer if I wanted something out of the ordinary for seimens, or any other brand for that matter.
State Electric in Cary....used to be Shepherd

I have no problem shopping around and if I get cheaper prices elsewhere, they'll generally match or beat em
 

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Not my job to push a product. I use what I like...
 

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Square D always. Mainly because most customer base here already have it and try to keep them the same. So a lot of my stock consists of SD. New buildings and customers get SD if I can. Some already deal with certain wholesalers and then I instal what they sell. I also personally prefer square d products. No real facts to back that up, it's just what I gravitate to at the box stores as well.
 

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Square d for us. We have a couple hundred thousand in spare breakers from 15 up to 1200. It's nice to only have to maintain one brand
 
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