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In this episode I talk about one important article in the NEC concerning paralleling conductors. Listen in! Coming Soon Click here to be notified when the “U” goes live!
Let’s get this episode started with some IG Shout Outs: @ginofultano. I think the best picture I saw on his page was a couple of circular saw blades being used as washers behind some unitstrut. And the second shout out goes to @peterchicago. He looks like he’s new to the instagram game so everyone head […]
Today I wanted to talk about the difference between the terms line and load. This is a pretty simple concept to understand once you’ve been in the industry for a little bit, but I know that it can be confusing to some of the apprentices out there. If this does confuse you […]
Today I just want to touch on some definitions from the National Electrical Code concerning some different conductors that you’re going to encounter on a regular basis. These would the the Service conductors, Feeders, and Branch Circuits. Now before we get into those, here is a cool PDF that we’ve put together for […]
So I read a heartbreaking story about an accident that could have been easily prevented by some simple maintenance. I wanted to share it with you to demonstrate the importance of having proper pathways for current to flow, and how dangerous it can be if you don’t. Here’s part of the story found on […]
So my buddy Will sent me a picture the other day that I reposted on Instagram. I’ve also put it in the show notes for this episode. But if you look closely, you can see an extremely dangerous situation inside of the fused disconnect. You can see in the bottom of the box, […]
Today’s episode is just a heads up, or a safety warning to all of you who might work alongside the utility company at some point in time. On occasion, the utility company might require you to install what is called a bypass meter socket. In our area they require them to be installed on […]
What is a “Ufer ground”? The term “Ufer” does not appear in the NEC, but it’s a widely used term in the industry. Ufer is actually the name of the engineer who created it as a solution for the U.S. military when they discovered they had significant grounding problems. Herbert G. Ufer […]
What are transformer taps and when are they used? I found some great information over at Hammond Power Solutions and this is what they have to say about Transformer Taps: “Yes, power systems have a rated voltage, but they often operate slightly above or below this voltage. The deviation from the rated […]