UL Labels– What happens when parts are labeled, but the paint booth isn’t?

UL labels on paint booths and finishing equipment are a crucial factor for building inspectors, but they can lead to a great deal of confusion and frustration for a shop trying to get their equipment up and running when it’s not entirely clear what is required. What’s the real deal   Read details

Report and Photos of Electrical Shocking Incident at Campbell Plaza

SALINA, Kansas — KSN has been following this story for months and now we are getting a better picture of what emergency crews found when they arrived at Campbell Plaza. Jayden Hicks, 11, was shocked while playing with friends in the rain when she came in contact with an in-ground   Read details

Jumping to conclusions? By Steve Foran

Can you think of a time when you thought you were being taken advantage of… and later realized that you were wrong? A friend related a recent experience to me. He described a confrontation with a middle- aged man who scours the streets in his neighborhood looking through garbage for   Read details

Insulating bushings anyone??

Questions: when are insulating bushings required on conduits? Answer: Where raceways contain conductors 4 AWG and larger, the conductors must be protected from abrasion during and after installation by a fitting that provides a smooth, rounded insulating surface, such as an insulating bushing  300.4(f). For IMC and RMC, a bushing must   Read details

Which smoke alarm do I need?

As you may know each hallway leading to a bedroom but have a smoke & carbon monoxide combo alarm. But which carbon monoxide alarm do you install in the hallway? To learn more please visit the Educational Page.

What do you mean NO color code?

Q: What color coding does the NEC 2008 require for the circuit or the feeder conductor? A: I hear this the time that in residential you have to have Blk, Red & white or in commercial you can’t have two black conductors feeding a single phase load. Truth of the   Read details

Update from the electrician certification unit

The general electrician certification unit of California now requires proof of 8000 hours of work experience for the general electricians  applications. Effective 1/1/2012 (AB 1346) passed. This bill would require individuals desiring to be certified to submit an application for examination and certification that includes an employment history report from   Read details