The Wheatland Standard

Go Big or Go Home: 3 Reasons 3 Contractors Installed 20 Foot Conduit

by Jim Hays on May 28, 2013

Believe it or not, there are still some contractors who don’t realize the savings of 20 foot conduit and are hesitant to use it for applications like retail stores, warehouses, utilities, mass transportation infrastructure and other large runs. There are many projects where 20 foot conduit can save electrical contractors both time and money. Don...

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About GFCIs & AFCIs

by Jim Hays on May 16, 2013

From EC&M Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are designed to disconnect power to a branch circuit whenever the unit detects an imbalance of current between the energized conductor and the neutral conductor. Since the 1970s, GFCIs have save...

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Top Commercial Brands are Solar Energy Customers

by Jelani Rucker on May 9, 2013

Why are some of the largest and most cost efficient companies turning to solar for energy consumed by on-site facilities? It’s pretty simple; they want to continue to be the largest and most cost efficient companies. Iconic brands like WalMart, Costco, IKEA, Kohl’s, and Walgreens are synonymous with proficient management, low overhead and pr...

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Globalizing the Fire Sprinkler Business

by Bob Bussiere on April 11, 2013

Globalizing business was the common thread laced throughout the North American Fire Sprinkler Expo™.  The inaugural event, hosted by the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) in conjunction with the Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA) and the newly formed Mexican Fire Sprinkler Association (AMRACI), provided excitement an...

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CPVC Sprinkler Pipe: 31 Flavors of Risk

by Jelani Rucker on March 14, 2013

I’m sure there are some applications where installing CPVC sprinkler pipe makes sense. Like, for instance, when the installer contractors won’t be eating lunch that day. And when you’re certain no one will ever be painting, soldering or wiring anywhere near it. Or caulking. Or spraying for pests. Or using any number of oils, grea...

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