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Words to Look for When Choosing New Construction Business Software

Computer Guidance Corporation

Words to Look for When Choosing New Construction Business Software

If you’re an electrical contractor, you’ve likely developed a series of workarounds to help you handle business. Maybe you’ve got financial software to help you manage your checking account and invoicing. And maybe you’ve got apps to help track mileage and keep track of upcoming jobs and materials orders.
Puzzled by Outlet Placement? Try Getting Floored

Arlington Industries, Inc.

Puzzled by Outlet Placement? Try Getting Floored

During a big remodeling project this spring, I became more familiar with the options available for electrical receptacles these days. These include new features, like adding USB charging ports that do away with the need to track down the right adapter for every phone, smart watch and earbud charger. And now there are smart outlets you can control remotely (so, if you’re afraid you left the iron on, you can double check from your phone).
Secure Wire Termination Options

King Innovation

Secure Wire Termination Options

Although the ideal situation would be to have complete conductor runs with no splices, it's not always possible. When trouble shooting or adding another run to branch off the original, you'll need to use a secure way to terminate any splices to avoid loose conductors.
Lengthen you Reach with Bergen Extension Cords!
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Put a Lid on It: Finding the Right Floor Box Cover

Arlington Industries, Inc.

Put a Lid on It: Finding the Right Floor Box Cover

Floor boxes are a great way to bring power and communications/data connections away from the walls and into the middle of a room. This could be to provide AV access for a presenter at a podium or needed kilowatts to a convention center floor.
Putting a Crimp in Your Style – Part One

BURNDY® LLC

Putting a Crimp in Your Style – Part One

Honestly, I can't think of anything that bothers me more than stray hairs. Now, I'm not talking about the hairs on my head. (In fact, the older I get, the less I have to worry about those, if you know what I mean.)
Putting a Crimp in Your Style – Part Two

BURNDY® LLC

Putting a Crimp in Your Style – Part Two

In a previous article, we looked at some of the manually operated hand tools for crimping terminals and splices. Some of them would crimp sizes up to #2 AWG. Not bad.

But when you get into the heavier electrical work, such as building transformers and other more industrial type work, a hand tool may not cut it … excuse me … crimp it.
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