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September 26, 2021

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Electrical Safety Tips and Guidelines for Apprentice Electricians

A little healthy paranoia can go a long way. This is especially true for electrical work around the home where electrical accidents are the cause of tens of thousands of fires, injuries, and deaths each year. What you don’t even know that you don’t know is a dangerous area. Ignorance is definitely not bliss! The […]

What is an Arc Fault Circuit Breaker

What is an Arc Fault Circuit Breaker? Latest NEC Updates Explained

Arc fault circuit breakers (AFCI) may still seem new to homeowners who haven’t dealt with electrical codes in a while. They’re the result of research in the industry on how home fires start and what might prevent them. Some studies reveal that electrical wiring issues account for over 150 home fires across the United States […]

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What is a GFCI Outlet and Where Do They Go?

Part of what Pros run into involves answering questions for homeowners. Here’s a question that comes up quite a bit: What is a GFCI outlet and where do they go? (or why do we need them?) We grabbed a couple of our resident Pros to help answer this question. We also dive into why you need […]

Top 10 Tools Every Electrician Needs: Training the Apprentice

Top 10 Electricians Tools You Need as an Apprentice

Every trade has its preferred tools. While many trades use mostly “general” tools like saws and drills, professional electricians have some favorites. These tools come uniquely tailored for the job. That’s because they have to measure what can’t be seen, in units difficult for the non-Pro to understand, in quantities that can be downright deadly. […]

Fluke 87V industrial multimeter

Electrical Testing Tools You Need to Have

Any decent electrician worth his Romex has an arsenal of electrical testing tools in his collection. With the recent proliferation of new electrical tools and devices hitting the market, we wanted to share our thoughts on buying the right tools for testing and troubleshooting. Hopefully, this shopping guide helps both professionals and apprentices building up […]

Smart Electricity Power Meter technology

Smart Electricity Power Meters – Everything You Need to Know

We find a certain slyness in the widespread adoption of smart electricity power meters for residential and commercial properties across the country. Some safety concerns have crept up in the past, but we hope most energy companies have solved those issues. Aside from that, however, privacy concerns and other issues present factors to consider when […]

Tools Needed for Electrical Rough-In | Save Time and Money

When it comes time to hit the electrical rough-in phase of a construction project, new tools and products are making the job faster and more cost-efficient. Thanks to their breadth of electrical tools and deep knowledge of the electrical trade, we reached out to Milwaukee Tool to talk about some specific products that can really […]

Troubleshooting & Fixing Electrical Problems with Home Appliances

How to Troubleshoot and Fix Electrical Problems with Home Appliances

Not every seemingly broken appliance requires a service call. The most common problems with household appliances are mechanical in nature. You may have a broken or worn-out component (such as a switch or motor). A loose wire or a bad connection can also cause easily-fixable problems. If they want to, any homeowner can learn how […]

What are Electrical Measurement Categories (CAT III, Cat IV, etc)?

What are Electrical Measurement Categories (CAT III, Cat IV, etc)?

When shopping for electrical test & measurement tools you will often come across category designations from I – IV. These can be confusing or lead you to think that you need to look for a certain category, or that one is better than another. In terms of application, that might be correct. Overall, these designate […]

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What is a Rare Earth Magnet? Inside Power Tools

Rare earth magnets have become a common feature in the world of power tools. But have you ever wondered what differentiates them from regular, run-of-the-mill magnets? Some of you probably already know the difference, but, for those of us who haven’t been all that concerned about learning any better, the term “rare earth magnets” can […]