November 2013: Tools and Equipment

 

As the economic recovery continues and the construction market picks up, electrical contractors will have...

On the job site, it’s always been about having the right tools and equipment. This...

No data communications project is complete until multiple tests confirm that it will meet the...

One of Mayfair Mall's two identical vintage 1957 Allis Chalmers 1,200A, 35-kV oil circuit breakers.

The mall’s electrical service, located in the basement and installed in 1957, was graded as...

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as the Affordable Care Act...

“Warehouse lighting projects are always financially driven,” said Brandon North, 
service manager, Commonwealth Electric Co.,...

This article is a continuation of a concise and complete review of some of the...

Coast Products' 309-lumen HL27 LED headlamp has an expandable Z cord in the headband with a battery pack built into the light.

Who doesn’t like gadgets? The idea for this report began with the premise that electricians...


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, Ideal T-Stripper, Klein side-cutting pliers, Milwaukee M12 Impact driver, Southwire Maxis 3K cable puller, Greenlee 855GX bender
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On the job site, it’s always been about having the right tools and equipment. This probably goes back to about 250 B.C.

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council approved the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) in August 2013 and published it in September. 


One of Mayfair Mall's two identical vintage 1957 Allis Chalmers 1,200A, 35-kV oil circuit breakers., Original 1957 Allis Chalmers 4,160V switchboard with 600A draw-out circuit breakers, Vintage 1957 Allis Chalmers 7,500-kVA transformer, New transformers and distribution panels will replace the 23 existing unit substations that provide 120/208V power to mall tenants., Dave Washebek, project executive and president of Lemberg Electric, discusses switchgear layout with Ted Cyrs, Lemberg project superintendent., Apprentice Jack Pfeiffer and journeyman Bob Dorcey install rigid conduit into one of the 1,500-kVA Cooper FR3 fluid transformers.,
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The mall’s electrical service, located in the basement and installed in 1957, was graded as heavy industrial, with two 25-kilovolt (kV) utility services with two 35-kV, 1,200-

Coast Products' 309-lumen HL27 LED headlamp has an expandable Z cord in the headband with a battery pack built into the light., Black & Decker's cordless 4V Max Gyro is a motion-activated screwdriver., RoboReel is an extension-cord reel with a "brain," a programmable microprocessor that shuts off power if it senses the cord has been cut., Exaktime's JobClock Hornet wireless time clock, Zircon's MultiScanner i520 OneStep locates the edges and center of studs and joists behind walls, floors and ceilings.
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Who doesn’t like gadgets?

| November 2013
With old-school, electromechanical dial-based electricity meters rapidly going the way of the rotary-dial telephone, it won’t be long before “smart meters” are called, simply,

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