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Just Shut Things Off Commented on: 1 week ago (May 17, 2017)

An example of why the latest energy codes require control of plug loads, at least 50%; turn off task lighting, personal fans, unit heaters, other appliances, and computer monitors in individual...

Slay Those Energy Vampires Commented on: 5 weeks ago (April 18, 2017)

All sound like good loads to be powered off at night. However, thought must be put into the process; specifically the cordless phone. Personally found out during a couple of prolonged power...

House Overturns OSHA’s 2015 Recordkeeping Amendment Commented on: 9 weeks ago (March 25, 2017)

This is a technical magazine and website. Please restrict political opinions to Facebook and Twitter.

This article has nothing to do with the Republican Party, Congress, workers rights, nor...

What Do Bean Counters Hear? Commented on: 9 weeks ago (March 25, 2017)

Yes, communication is, and should be, in both directions. However, there are numerous sources for advice when it comes to communication and giving presentations. A good summary of almost all of...

Is it an Emergency System or Just an Optional Standby System? Commented on: 14 weeks ago (February 18, 2017)

I have seen some confusion over the past few years concerning these systems. For that reason I try to avoid using the words "emergency power system" by itself when clarifying what type of system...

Tip of the Week: What can you learn from NEC Annex H? — Part 1 Commented on: 30 weeks ago (October 29, 2016)

Another reason "Article 80" is in Annex H and not in the enforceable portion of the NEC is because NFPA 70 is a model code. This means it is not enforceable until it is adopted by an entity....

What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Really “High” Voltage Commented on: 31 weeks ago (October 20, 2016)

I'm with Yonkss. Took a few seconds for the brain to recognize the object high above the switchboard as a panelboard because we all know there is no way someone would be screwy enough to install a...

What’s Wrong Here? Hint: “Wood” You Do This? Commented on: 35 weeks ago (September 22, 2016)

"A" for ingenuity. "F" for execution (figuratively and literally).

Think Modular When Laying Out Those Lighting Circuits Commented on: 43 weeks ago (July 27, 2016)

Actually Crew, you can look into complete systems for this type of wiring at either Lithonia (Acuity) Reloc or AFC Wire and Cable. A search for modular wiring systems should net a few more...

Breaking Connections That Don’t Carry Current Commented on: 43 weeks ago (July 27, 2016)

I like your sarcasm Riley. That was sarcasm, wasn't it?

I have seen too many receptacles actually wired this way to avoid using twist on wire connectors. Perhaps the installer thought twist...

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