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Going Fishing – for Wire

Greenlee

Going Fishing – for Wire

Getting new wire to new fixtures and receptacles can be a challenging task. Fishing tape is one of the tools electrical contractors frequently turn to, to make the job a bit easier. This is especially true when wire or cabling is installed in conduit. Contractors can choose from tapes in steel, stainless steel, fiberglass and nylon, and each of these offers advantages to meet an application’s specific needs.
Meters – An Electricians Best Friend

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Meters – An Electricians Best Friend

A coworker once came up to me, air-door pressure switch in hand. As he passed it to me, he said," This switch is fried … it needs a replacement."

This type of switch rarely goes bad. It just doesn't get that much use. So, I asked him what his meter read when he tested it.
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How to Add Power to Your Wire-Fishing Efforts

Greenlee

How to Add Power to Your Wire-Fishing Efforts

Getting wire from point A to point B can require some ingenuity. Fishing tape is one popular manual option, but it can be time-consuming and can put some strain on installers’ joints. Depending on site conditions, contractors also can turn to machine-powered options to make the job a little easier. Power fishing can be a labor-saving alternative for all or part of a wiring installation job.
Bonding vs. Grounding: A Primer

Arlington Industries, Inc.

Bonding vs. Grounding: A Primer

Bonding and grounding are simple concepts, but, unfortunately, they’re also easily confused with each other. Definitions of one term often get wrapped up in the definitions of the other, and, before long, one can begin thinking the words are interchangeable.

“Grounding” refers to the creation of a path from electrical equipment to the earth. It is intended to protect equipment and help prevent fires that might occur due to high voltages resulting from lightning strikes, line surges or unintended contact with higher-voltage lines.
The Top Factors to Consider When Working on a Data Center

Cope Cable Tray

The Top Factors to Consider When Working on a Data Center

The dependence on quality, reliable data is now more business-critical than ever. Businesses rely on data centers for 24/7 connectivity; to uphold federal codes and regulations; and to ensure resiliency, performance, and more—all so the business can stick to meeting the demands of their own customers. Data centers should also be highly adaptable.
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