The amount of outlets that need to be installed in each room has drastically changed over the last 50 years. In the past one lone outlet would have sufficed however as the demand for more appliances grew so did the need for more outlets. In today’s standard kitchen a minimum of seven circuits is expected with often more. Across the home, outlets are placed about 18 inches above floor level. Switches generally 48 inches from floor level. Receptacle outlets will be placed so that, at no given time, there are more than six feet of wall space between them. This is to prevent the use of extension cords. The branch circuit is usually figured for 1.5 amps, duplex outlets are 3 amps in total. Hallways over 10 feet require one general outlet with a three-way switch which allows the light to be switched on and off from both sides.
The possibility of water and electricity mixing, is one of the most life threatening combinations in our homes today. The modern home on the other hand demands an array of high tech equipment, ranging from the purest juicer to the broadest toaster not even naming the kettle, grill and bullet blender. All of this equipment shouts for an outlet that needs to be safe and available.
Below are a few rules and regulations:
Are you willing to risk the safety of your family and home to save money, is the first thing you should ask yourself before embarking on an electrical DIY afternoon. In most states the homeowner can pull his own electrical permit for work in his single family home, however in the case of damage or fire caused by his work, the homeowners insurance will not pay. Home insurance will only pay if the work is done by a licensed electrical contractor. It is also a violation for a licensed electrician to connect wiring that has been done by an unlicensed electrician, so anything you attempt at home will have to be re-done regardless. Over and above the financial implications there are potentially deadly consequences to doing your own electrical work, from high-voltage shock, internal injury or even nerve damage. At JTN electrical we are licensed specialists in our field, call us today for a quote.
It is a known fact that electricians hardly cleanup after themselves, some will even go as far as charging an additional $100/day. Some clients would rather pay their domestic helper to stay on for an extra hour than pay these exuberant prices as the electrician companies feel it’s below their pay grade. Not discarding of electrical waste like screws, nails, and bits of insulation can be a hazard to the client, their children or pets.
At JTN electrical we believe that safety comes first. From installation, maintaining and our white glove service which is essential for every home. We lay down drop clothes to avoid dirt and dust. Upon completion of the job we ensure that your home is as clean and neat as when we arrived. Our specialized journeymen pride themselves in their work and we deliver nothing but our complete best from start to finish.
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JTN Electrical is looking to fill an immediate full-time position for a Journeyman Electrician. This role is intended for an electrical professional looking to implement their electrical expertise on commercial projects in Connecticut and Massachusetts. To be able to succeed in this position, you would need to be dependable, clean and neatly dressed with a good attitude and open to learning and improving your skill set.
A sudden difference of 5 ma. or more, indicating that there is another path for the electricity to flow through will trip this device. The only downside to this is there may be some nuisance tripping in highly inductive loads like large motors or even fluorescent lamps or fixtures on the same circuit. But the newer models seemed to have corrected this somewhat.
It protects any appliance plugged into it, and can also be wired to protect other outlets that are connected to it. The GFCI circuit breaker controls an entire circuit, and is installed as a replacement for a circuit breaker on your home's main circuit board. Rather than install multiple GFCI outlets, one GFCI circuit breaker can protect the entire circuit. There is a test button and a reset button on these units. If you press the test button the reset should pop out. To reset just push the reset button in.
Not a good idea to put lights on GFCI. protected circuits so you aren't left in the dark if the circuit trips. Generally, equipment such as refrigerators, freezers and sump pumps that cannot go without electrical power for an extended period of time without causing costly losses or property damage should not be placed on a GFCI. protected circuit. GFCIs are very sensitive and are subject to nuisance tripping. GFCI receptacles don't last outdoors even under the best of conditions. Be sure to test the device using the "test" button before you use one.
The more appliances you’d like to run at the same time can be a good indication of your service needed. For example a 60 amp service will not provide enough service to run an electric stove, hair dryer and electrical hot water heater. The rule of thumb for our many digital devices that need to be on charge and appliances running in the background we’d suggest 200 amps.
Resetting circuit breakers or changing fuses too often: could indicate that your circuits are drawing more current then they can safely provide. It could also indicate a more dangerous fault in one or more circuits that needs immediate attention.