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Bring on the Game-Changing Ideas
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Beginning this month, we are taking a fresh look at Ideas That Work. This column has been part of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Magazine for many years, and most submitted ideas have been time saving and practical.

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Don't Be Left In The Dark: Selective Coordination
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Silence! Production came to a screeching halt. Except for a few faint alarms in the distance, an eerie quiet fell over a large part of the facility. It was quite an ominous sight to see the emergency lights attempting to penetrate the darkness from the power outage.


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Lauderdale Electric Flies High
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It isn’t often that an electrical contractor (EC) literally goes airborne during system testing and commissioning.

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Green Hilton Sets The PACE
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Cooperation, coordination and conversation can pay off. That’s what the team behind the energy upgrade of Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City discovered when the hotel underwent a $7 million energy-saving retrofit, the biggest property-assessed clean energy (PACE) commercial project in the nation.

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Bosch Bulldog Xtreme rotary hammer with dust control
Cool Tools: Rotary Hammers
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A rotary hammer is the tool of choice for most electricians who must make holes in concrete, block and brick. Small rotary hammers are used primarily for drilling holes to install anchors for hanging Unistruts for electrical conduit.

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