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Wire Pulling Made Simpler

Southwire Company

Wire Pulling Made Simpler

Over the past 30 years, I've pulled a lot of wires through conduit. Miles and miles of it, it seems
Sometimes with a crew, sometimes with just me and another team member. And sometimes by myself … more times than I care to remember.

But no matter how many we had, it's always a hassle.
Addressable Detectors Help Limit the Nuisance of False Alarms

Johnson Controls Inc.

Addressable Detectors Help Limit the Nuisance of False Alarms

According to the National Fire Protection Association’s most recent numbers, up to 8 percent of all fire calls are the result of a false alarm. In 2018, that statistic translated into 2.8 million false alarm responses. Such events are both dangerous and expensive, and they are often caused by equipment failure rather than deliberate vandalism. Today’s addressable sensors and other initiating devices include self-monitoring capabilities that can help reduce false alarms and the aggravation and expense that go along with them.
Entrance Conductor Wiring Made Simpler – The Reel Deal

Southwire Company

Entrance Conductor Wiring Made Simpler – The Reel Deal

In another article, we discussed some simpler methods of pulling interior wiring into conduit. We looked at coil packs and drum feed methods.

But when it comes to underground feeders and cabling, the struggle gets, well, "reel." When laying in conductors with underground or in-concrete installations, it's normally a two-step process, requiring a team at least three workers.
Bridgeport AC/MC Fittings
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Panelboards Are Getting Smarter All the Time

Schneider Electric / Square D

Panelboards Are Getting Smarter All the Time

When Mary and I converted our flat roof carport into our home office spaces, we upgraded our electrical system. Originally a cartridge and screw-in fuse box, we installed a 200-amp outdoor panel (main breaker and 12 spaces) and a 32 space interior sub-panel.

While the old panel had only 12 spaces to begin with, the new offices took up at least that many breakers. We had power to spare, and have plenty of room on the main panel for expansion.
Control Power Options and Solutions

Appleton Grp LLC

Control Power Options and Solutions

When I first strapped on my electrician's tool belt, control power was relatively simple. Many times, the control power came directly from line voltage. For example, take one leg of the 480 VAC incoming power on a starter and voila … a 277-volt control circuit.

As long as the coil on the starter was rated for 480, no problem.
Commercial and Industrial Lighting – Going Retro!

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.

Commercial and Industrial Lighting – Going Retro!

No, I'm not talking about traveling back into the past. I'm talking about moving onward to the future. And the "retro" is really retrofitting to LED lighting.

In another article, I talked more about using LED drop-ins to replace old fluorescent troffers. And I still like that option.
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