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Service and Misc. Calls–Podcast

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This episode we discuss some items to consider when dealing with service and misc. calls.  It’s important that we don’t take these incidents lightly.  Each call has the potential for being a challenge, not matter how it is dispatched or what you think it might be. For CO calls follow your guidelines for calling out […]

Back to Basics Part 5: Cutting Drip Loops

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Cutting the drip loops requires some skill and knowledge to be done correctly. You must also have a set of appropriate cutters and ideally, some electrical gloves.

Clear Working Space?

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Have you ever had that house fire, odor of, smoke in the building or electrical call and couldn’t find the service panel? Well, maybe this is why.

Who Needs an Extension Cord?

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This is pretty extreme, but this is how we stay employed and busy. Be aware and pay attention to those so-called “B.S.” calls. You never know the difference you could make at that particular time.

Who Needs Junction Boxes?

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Just keep your eyes open and take note of this kind of stuff. These situations do start fires.

Old Building Systems

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As you can see from the picture, these wires are still in use with these old ceramic insulators.

Heavy Timber and Open Junction Boxes

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These old buildings are almost extinct and most that are still around are not occupied anymore. But, the one’s that are still need to follow the code. Take a look at the heavy timber construction and the open junction boxes.

The Ingenuity Files

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Dish soap bottles are now adequate for electrical outlets.

Burnt Breakers

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Burnt or melted breakers indicate overloads or other major electrical problems.

Creative Wiring

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Great wiring hard to come by. Who wired this? They did a great job.