Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine - The Online Resource for Electrical Design, Construction and Maintenance http://ecmweb.com/rss.xml en Garden Post http://ecmweb.com/videos/garden-post <div class="node-body video-body">Arlington Industries has a variety of Garden Posts to fit your outdoor electrical needs. Our Garden Posts are UL listed and made in the USA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/videos/garden-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/videos/garden-post#comments Arlington Videos Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 53011 at http://ecmweb.com Box Extenders http://ecmweb.com/videos/box-extenders <div class="node-body video-body">Levels and supports the wiring device where the box is set back from the wall surface.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/videos/box-extenders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/videos/box-extenders#comments Arlington Videos Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 53001 at http://ecmweb.com Floor Boxes http://ecmweb.com/videos/floor-boxes <div class="node-body video-body">We have an adjustable box that fits most floor heights, an easy-to-install box for installed floors, and a box for new concrete pours.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/videos/floor-boxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/videos/floor-boxes#comments Arlington Videos Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 52991 at http://ecmweb.com Exterior InBox™ http://ecmweb.com/videos/exterior-inbox <div class="node-body video-body">Arlington's Exterior InBox™ line provide a weatherproof-in-use extra-duty cover, a recessed box design, and available for new or retrofit installations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/videos/exterior-inbox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/videos/exterior-inbox#comments Arlington Videos Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 52981 at http://ecmweb.com TVBU810 http://ecmweb.com/videos/tvbu810 <div class="node-body video-body">Arlington's TVBU810 delivers the ultimate in versatility for installing wall-mounted TVs in new or retrofit projects. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/videos/tvbu810" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/videos/tvbu810#comments Arlington Videos Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 52971 at http://ecmweb.com Roof Topper™ http://ecmweb.com/videos/roof-topper <div class="node-body video-body">Roof Topper™ Supports raise conduit or raceway 4" or more off the roof surface. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/videos/roof-topper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/videos/roof-topper#comments Arlington Videos Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 52961 at http://ecmweb.com FBR423 Fan/Fixture Box with Adjustable Steel Bracket and Plastic Box ... Low Cost, Economical http://ecmweb.com/videos/fbr423-fanfixture-box-adjustable-steel-bracket-and-plastic-box-low-cost-economical <div class="node-body video-body">Arlington's TVBU810 delivers the ultimate in versatility for installing wall-mounted TVs in new or retrofit projects. You can install it horizontally or vertically to ensure proper positioning of low voltage connections behind the TV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/videos/fbr423-fanfixture-box-adjustable-steel-bracket-and-plastic-box-low-cost-economical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/videos/fbr423-fanfixture-box-adjustable-steel-bracket-and-plastic-box-low-cost-economical#comments Arlington Videos Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 52951 at http://ecmweb.com Estimating software http://ecmweb.com/product-day/estimating-software-2 <div class="node-body article-body">TurboBid electrical estimating software has been updated to include two new features</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/product-day/estimating-software-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/product-day/estimating-software-2#comments Product of the Day Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:03:00 +0000 52931 at http://ecmweb.com Service-Entrance Cable Requirements http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/service-entrance-cable-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">Service-entrance conductor requirements are outlined in Part IV of Art. 230. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/service-entrance-cable-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/service-entrance-cable-requirements#comments Code Quiz of Day Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000 52891 at http://ecmweb.com Pool Repairman Dies in Suspected Electrocution in Florida http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/pool-repairman-dies-suspected-electrocution-florida <div class="node-body article-body">A pool repairman died from a suspected electrocution this past Monday in Panama City Beach, Florida.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/pool-repairman-dies-suspected-electrocution-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/pool-repairman-dies-suspected-electrocution-florida#comments Shock & Electrocution Around the Circuit Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:51:00 +0000 52901 at http://ecmweb.com boggy22/iStock/Thinkstock New Report Shows U.S. Solar Industry Nearing 16GW of Installed Capacity http://ecmweb.com/news/new-report-shows-us-solar-industry-nearing-16gw-installed-capacity <div class="node-body article-body">The United States’ solar market hit a major milestone in the second quarter of this year, with more than half a million homes and businesses now generating solar energy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/news/new-report-shows-us-solar-industry-nearing-16gw-installed-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/news/new-report-shows-us-solar-industry-nearing-16gw-installed-capacity#comments News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:25:00 +0000 52861 at http://ecmweb.com Copyright Duane Prokop/Getty Images for TakePart.org Rating Requirement for Equipment Fastened in Place http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/rating-requirement-equipment-fastened-place <div class="node-body article-body">Branch circuit rating requirements are outlined in Part II of Art. 210. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/rating-requirement-equipment-fastened-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-quiz-day/rating-requirement-equipment-fastened-place#comments Code Quiz of Day Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:03:00 +0000 52871 at http://ecmweb.com Fluorescent light tester http://ecmweb.com/product-day/fluorescent-light-tester <div class="node-body article-body">The 1000FLT fluorescent light tester performs essential analyses on lamps in less than 30 sec</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/product-day/fluorescent-light-tester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/product-day/fluorescent-light-tester#comments Product of the Day Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:53:00 +0000 52851 at http://ecmweb.com 2015 Truck & Van Preview http://ecmweb.com/galleries/2015-truck-van-preview <div class="field-byline"> By David Cullen, Executive Editor, and Sean Kilcarr, Senior Editor, Fleet Owner magazine </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Our annual roundup of what’s new for light- and medium-duty vehicles</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/galleries/2015-truck-van-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/galleries/2015-truck-van-preview#comments Galleries Contractor Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000 52781 at http://ecmweb.com September 2014 http://ecmweb.com/electrical-construction-and-maintenance/2014-09-18 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>This issue features stories on the 2014 Top 50 electrical contractors, NFPA 70E compliance, the National Electrical Code, 2015 truck and van preview, the communications construction growth, new products, residential service training, and more.</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 52701 at http://ecmweb.com Passive Infrared Technology http://ecmweb.com/training/passive-infrared-technology <div class="field-byline"> By Jim Simpson, Electrical Training Alliance </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Motion detectors are used for applications such as detecting intruders and setting off an alarm or sensing occupants in a space and turning on lights. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/training/passive-infrared-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/training/passive-infrared-technology#comments Contractor Ops & Maintenance Training Silver Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:48:00 +0000 52621 at http://ecmweb.com Illustrated Catastrophes: This Service Needs Servicing http://ecmweb.com/violations/illustrated-catastrophes-service-needs-servicing <div class="field-byline"> By Russ LeBlanc, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A big thank you goes out to Peter Argyropoulos of Petros Electric for sharing these photos with us. He found this installation in rural Pennsylvania.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/violations/illustrated-catastrophes-service-needs-servicing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/violations/illustrated-catastrophes-service-needs-servicing#comments Violations Silver Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:24:00 +0000 52661 at http://ecmweb.com Crescent Electric to Expand Coverage in Twin Cities http://ecmweb.com/business-management/crescent-electric-expand-coverage-twin-cities <div class="node-body article-body">Crescent Electric Supply Company has announced plans to expand operations in the Twin Cities with the opening of a new facility in Minneapolis and the relocation of its St. Paul facility to better serve its customers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/business-management/crescent-electric-expand-coverage-twin-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/business-management/crescent-electric-expand-coverage-twin-cities#comments Business Management News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:58:00 +0000 52841 at http://ecmweb.com RudyBalasko/iStock/Thinkstock Electrical Worker Electrocuted at Yogurt Plant in New York http://ecmweb.com/around-circuit/electrical-worker-electrocuted-yogurt-plant-new-york <div class="node-body article-body">An employee of Schenectady Hardware and Electric Co. was electrocuted while working in a yogurt plant last week.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/around-circuit/electrical-worker-electrocuted-yogurt-plant-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/around-circuit/electrical-worker-electrocuted-yogurt-plant-new-york#comments Around the Circuit Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:35:00 +0000 52831 at http://ecmweb.com Industrial Substations http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/industrial-substations <div class="node-body article-body">The term “substation” is used loosely throughout industrial facilities. The term is actually defined in Part I of Art. 100 of the 2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC). However, the definition leaves a lot to be desired for Code users.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/industrial-substations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/industrial-substations#comments Design Ops & Maintenance Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:23:00 +0000 52821 at http://ecmweb.com New Products: Toolbox, Hazardous Location LED, Hole Saws and more http://ecmweb.com/products/new-products-toolbox-hazardous-location-led-hole-saws-and-more <div class="node-body gallery-body">This month, EC&M magazine focuses on products from Appleton, Legrand, Ideal Industries, and more</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/products/new-products-toolbox-hazardous-location-led-hole-saws-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/products/new-products-toolbox-hazardous-location-led-hole-saws-and-more#comments Galleries Products Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:00:00 +0000 52811 at http://ecmweb.com NEC Electrical Requirements for Prefabricated Homes http://ecmweb.com/nec/nec-electrical-requirements-prefabricated-homes <div class="field-byline"> By Mark Lamendola, Electrical Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Article 550 generally includes manufactured homes in the term “mobile home” [550.2]. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/nec-electrical-requirements-prefabricated-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/nec-electrical-requirements-prefabricated-homes#comments NEC Silver Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:09:00 +0000 52631 at http://ecmweb.com Nine Benefits of a Successful Residential Business http://ecmweb.com/business-management/nine-benefits-successful-residential-business <div class="field-byline"> By Patrick Kennedy, Mister Sparky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Construction may be where the glamour is in our business, but if you’re looking for higher revenues, fewer headaches, and a smoother running company, it’s time to start constructing a successful residential business. Why?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/business-management/nine-benefits-successful-residential-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/business-management/nine-benefits-successful-residential-business#comments Business Management Training Silver Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:59:00 +0000 52601 at http://ecmweb.com A Shift in Communication-Type Construction http://ecmweb.com/contractor/shift-communication-type-construction <div class="field-byline"> Information provided by FMI, Raleigh, N.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With communication being a nonstop component of American life, it’s surprising to note that industry construction decreased slightly this past year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/contractor/shift-communication-type-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/contractor/shift-communication-type-construction#comments Contractor Silver Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:54:00 +0000 52571 at http://ecmweb.com The Big Get Bigger http://ecmweb.com/blog/big-get-bigger <div class="node-body blog-body">Inside EC&M's Top 50 electrical contracting firms</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/big-get-bigger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/big-get-bigger#comments Contractor Silver Industry Viewpoint Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:51:00 +0000 52521 at http://ecmweb.com Stumped by the Code? Wiring Methods for Patient Care Areas http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-wiring-methods-patient-care-areas <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. What are the rules regarding grounding receptacles, lights, and equipment in wiring methods for patient care areas?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-wiring-methods-patient-care-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-wiring-methods-patient-care-areas#comments Q&A Silver Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:31:00 +0000 52651 at http://ecmweb.com The Four Pillars of NEC Chapter 3 http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/four-pillars-nec-chapter-3 <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Four NEC Articles form the basis for correctly applying Chapter 3 wiring methods. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/four-pillars-nec-chapter-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/four-pillars-nec-chapter-3#comments Code Basics Silver Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:19:00 +0000 52641 at http://ecmweb.com What's Wrong Here? Hint: Wall-to-Wall Problems http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/whats-wrong-here-hint-wall-wall-problems <div class="node-body article-body">How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/whats-wrong-here-hint-wall-wall-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/whats-wrong-here-hint-wall-wall-problems#comments What's Wrong Here? Silver Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:59:00 +0000 52671 at http://ecmweb.com Panelboard switch http://ecmweb.com/product-day/panelboard-switch <div class="node-body article-body">The AMC-QMQB Series is a new (not remanufactured) replacement for the FPE series of QMQB switches </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/product-day/panelboard-switch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/product-day/panelboard-switch#comments Product of the Day Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:32:00 +0000 52801 at http://ecmweb.com Sticklers for Safety http://ecmweb.com/safety/sticklers-safety <div class="field-byline"> By Van D. Wilkins, ABM Electrical and Lighting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Significant injury or loss of human life due to insufficient electrical management expertise is every employer’s worst nightmare — and not simply because of the monumental costs involved. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/sticklers-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/sticklers-safety#comments Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:16:00 +0000 52551 at http://ecmweb.com