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  • Duct Chases and Electrical Wiring

    Is it okay to fish electrical wiring through the wood-framed chases built around hvac ducts and chimneys?

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    With Ideal’s SpliceLine in-line wire connector, you can make a butt splice with no twisting or crimping.

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  • Greenlee Quick Connect Flexible Installation Kit

    Electricians use long, flexible drill bits to make holes in hard-to-reach places — to bore through a row of joists from a ceiling box, for example, while leaving the drywall undisturbed.

  • Chinese Drywall: Federal Trial Opens — And Closes

  • Milwaukee Clamp Meter

    Clamp meters let electricians measure current in a live wire without stripping the insulation or touching the conductor, but the calculator-like display can be hard to read in dark basements or outside in the sun.

  • Pancake Boxes and Ceiling Fixtures

    Q: To retrofit light fixtures for old plaster ceilings that will be covered with new drywall, I plan to screw 1/2-inch-deep metal pancake boxes into the lathe of the existing ceilings and hang the new drywall around the boxes. But my electrician wants to cut into the ceiling and install deeper...

  • Home Run

    Jim Benya discusses residential lighting controls

  • Load Shedding and Lighting: The New Frontier

    The energy crisis in the early 2000s highlighted the fragile state of the nation's power infrastructure. High demand quickly outpaced available energy, leaving many people in the dark during the hottest days of the year. The rolling blackouts continued for months in some parts of the country, and...