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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.
Arlington Steel TV Box 8x10
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Power Delivery and Office Layouts: The Return of the Cube Farm?

Hubbell Wiring Systems

Power Delivery and Office Layouts: The Return of the Cube Farm?

The COVID-19 pandemic is upending work life for just about all of us. For many, this has meant shifting from an employer’s open-plan office space to a kitchen or dining room table at home for the last few months. But now, as states and cities are beginning to allow office buildings to reopen, it’s up to employers to make some changes. Power delivery is just one of the many necessities that will need to be rethought in these office redesigns.
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.
Videoconferencing Installations Set to Power Up

Hubbell Wiring Systems

Videoconferencing Installations Set to Power Up

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit most businesses very hard. Many industries have seen total shutdowns that lasted for as long as several months. Others, like many restaurants and retailers, have had to patch together short-term solutions, like curbside pickup, to minimize physical interactions. One market that’s set to boom, however, as businesses begin reopening, is commercial video conferencing, which allows important face-to-face meetings to continue happening, even as far as a continent or more away.
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Bridgeport Exposed Location Products
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