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Stuff Electricians Should Know!

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The podcast for Electricians where I give you bite sized bits of useful information, usually in the form of an answer to a question the every electrician should know! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stuff-electricians-should-know/support

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The podcast for Electricians where I give you bite sized bits of useful information, usually in the form of an answer to a question the every electrician should know! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stuff-electricians-should-know/support

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Great Info

By AkBeko - May 09 2018
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This podcast is great info for apprentices and journeyman.

Excellent!!

By Clint.... - Oct 03 2016
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Answering difficult questions with research and clarity. Well Done!

iTunes Ratings

61 Ratings
Average Ratings
51
6
1
1
2

Great Info

By AkBeko - May 09 2018
Read more
This podcast is great info for apprentices and journeyman.

Excellent!!

By Clint.... - Oct 03 2016
Read more
Answering difficult questions with research and clarity. Well Done!
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Stuff Electricians Should Know!

Latest release on May 07, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 102- Rules For Electricians

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In todays Episode I'll talk about my new book "Rules for Electricians", what it is and what it isn't.

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Nov 13 2018

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Rank #2: 71 - Transformer Basics

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Let’s start with defining what a single phase transformer is. A single phase transformer transforms a higher voltage to a lower voltage and can also transform a lower voltage to a higher voltage. When they are labeled “single phase” it is the same principle as single phase power, you know, the power most people use every day for their lights, TV, etc. So, yes, you are thinking correctly as you hear the phrase single phase transformer.

Make sure to check out Codey, the new Virtual Electrical Assistant! www.electricianslibrary.com/codey

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Jun 14 2017

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Rank #3: Ghost Voltage

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What the heck is a Ghost Voltage? In this episode we consult the experts over at Fluke to understand exactly where these things come from!

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May 03 2017

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Rank #4: AFCI Troubleshooting

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In this episode I cover an AFCI Troubleshooting flow chart.

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Nov 10 2016

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Rank #5: 94 - What is a VFD?

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Visit www.sesk-u.com to learn more about SESK University!

So to put a simply a VFD is a type of motor controller that drives a three phase electric motor, and it can control the motor by varying, not only the frequency but the voltage that's being supplied to the electric motor. Okay? So one of the coolest things about VFD's is that their automatic. You don't have to sit there and monkey around with them and adjust them when you need certain things to happen, they sense the load requirements and then they increase or decrease the motor speed accordingly. So this helps out in a couple of different ways. It helps reduce operating temperature of the equipment. It also helps reduce stress on the mechanical components.

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Jun 06 2018

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Rank #6: 86 - Ground Vs. Neutral

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Have you learned about Codey yet? If not you really need to check out this cool new tool we're developing just for you! Visit:

http://www.electricianslibrary.com/codey to learn more!

In this episode I'll cover the difference between a neutral and a ground. This is definitely on the apprentice level, but i've seen some journeymen that probably could have used a refresher on this a time or two. 

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Mar 07 2018

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Rank #7: 104 - Terminating Paralleled Conductors

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In today's episode I'll talk about terminating paralleled conductors and 3 things that you need to watch out for when your are doing it.

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Nov 20 2018

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Rank #8: Day 15 - Contactor Vs. Relay

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We lay off the code for a sec and ask Codey a parts question. Does he know the difference?

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May 16 2018

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Rank #9: Conduit Installation Tips

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Ok, so this week I wanted to kind of continue on with last week’s theme of conduit. How fitting….. (pun intended)

So this week I have 5 tips for all of you apprentices out there as you are learning to run conduit.

Now, of course, you are going to be trained by a journeyman that has his or her way of doing things. And that’s great. You need to pay attention to what they are doing and teaching you because they have experience.

But, I know that in the trades the doers aren’t always the best teachers. So that’s why I thought I’d pass along these few tips.

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Apr 05 2017

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Rank #10: 82 - Part 2: The real purpose of breakers

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If you haven't learned about Codey, our new virtual, electrical assistant then go here and check him out!:

www.electricianslibrary.com/codey

Last week I don't think that I ended the show on a clear note. So this week I wanted to clarify a few things concerning the true purpose of circuit breakers. 

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Sep 13 2017

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Rank #11: Copper Vs. Aluminum

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So in this episode I talk a little bit about the differences between copper and aluminum conductors.

Lets face it, people love copper more than aluminum wire, but aluminum does have a few advantages. And copper has a few disadvantages just like aluminum does. When you’re deciding on which material is best for your project, you have to weigh the pros and cons of both.

 Listen in to todays episode to learn more about the difference between using copper and aluminum conductors.

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Apr 26 2017

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Rank #12: Service, Feeder, Branch

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Do you know the difference between a service conductor, a feeder, and a branch circuit? We'll cover that in todays episode!

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Apr 12 2017

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Rank #13: 80 - The 5 L's of Lighting

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Needing a little more info on lighting? NEMA has put together a quick list of the 5 L's of lighting. Take a listen and you'll learn what they are!

If you haven't learned about Codey, our new virtual, electrical assistant then go here and check him out!:

www.electricianslibrary.com/codey

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Aug 23 2017

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Rank #14: 81 - The REAL Purpose of Circuit Breakers, Pt. 1

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How many people do you know that think a circuit breaker is there to protect someone from getting shocked? Well, we need to bust that myth right now, and a funny Amazon review!

If you haven't learned about Codey, our new virtual, electrical assistant then go here and check him out!:

www.electricianslibrary.com/codey

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Sep 07 2017

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Rank #15: 100 - Starter Basics

Oct 04 2018

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Rank #16: 98 - 6 Project Management Mistakes

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Today I'll cover 6 mistakes you want to avoid when it comes to project management.

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Jul 11 2018

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Rank #17: 77 - Jobsite Productivity Killers

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Do you struggle to keep your jobs productive all of the time? In this episode I'll cover 6 things to watch out for that kill productivity!

If you haven't learned about Codey, our new virtual, electrical assistant then go here and check him out!:

www.electricianslibrary.com/codey

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Aug 02 2017

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Rank #18: 68 - Different Types of controls

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What do you know about all of the different types of controls? 

 

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May 24 2017

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Rank #19: 91 - GFCI Troubleshooting

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There are a lot of issues out there when it comes to GFCI's. And tracking down the problems can be frustrating to say the least. But In this episode I'll try to give you a few tips and tricks to help get the ball rolling when you encounter an issue. 

And Don't forget to check out the Codey App that will hopefully, someday, make all of your code dreams come true. Visit http://www.electricianslibrary.com/codey to learn more. 

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Apr 11 2018

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Rank #20: How Does A Ballast Work?

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Today let’s hit on another basic part of being an electrician….. Dealing with ballasts. Now, it may not be too far in the distant future when you won’t be dealing with ballasts much because of the wave of LED’s that are taking over, but at least for a while you’ll be changing them as they go out because some of your customer either won’t want to or can’t bear the cost of retrofitting everything right now.

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Mar 08 2017

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