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Hey, what’s up Edmonton. It’s Ryan Hauer here with another edition of your Edmonton electrician. So this is where we bring customer service back trades. We do use videos as another way to serve you better as another way to answer your questions and concerns without you having to call and have an awkward conversation that some electrician on the phone that you’ve never met. So we are an honest electrical contractor.

We do professional service here in Edmondson and area. We service all areas of electrical except for industrial currently. So, uh, if you had any, uh, commercial electrical contractor or if you need a residential electrical contractor get at us, our number is (780) 935-0622 our email that you can reach us info@hauerpower.ca. That’s H A U E R power.ca. Um, again, in today’s edition of Edmonton electrician, we want to cover a certain topic that we’ve kind of had a lot of questions about.

And uh, to us they’re not really the best questions, but we’ve been asked them a lot so people are wondering about them. And, uh, we want to address them. As always, if you guys have any questions, concerns, comments, if you have any electrical topics that you want to hear answers about, then give us a call, shoot us an email, get ahold of us somehow.

There’s so many different ways and we want to hear about it. We want to help you guys out by answering your questions and concerns so that you can make an educated decision when hiring your next electrical contractor and hopefully it’s us so that we can bring you the best power and customer service that you can possibly get. Um, so again, in this issue of your Edmonton electrician, we want to talk about cubicles and office wiring and moving your cubicles into different areas and moving fume hoods.

Just relocating offices. And uh, it comes from our laboratory that we do a lot of work at and they were moving around some few hoods and some circuit issues that might come up might bite you in the button. And, uh, things that you need to know or your electrical contractors should know when moving circuits and relocating circuits and moving around different equipment kind of thing like that. So we’ll get into it here.

Um, big thing you remember when you’re having an office or you’re wearing an office with cubicles and desks and computers is uh, to remember that you’re going to need both power and data outlets. So whether you’re running cat five, cat six, that’s going to be an issue. Um, that’s going to matter what your, what your pulling, not to, not to an extreme extent, uh, not as much as the size of wire for your power cables, but it will matter, especially if you want a longevity and you want everything to work as it’s rated for.

The biggest number one issue to remember is the gauge of your wire when you’re adding, relocating, removing, um, moving around circuits in general, need to know the gauge of your wire, how many outlets on that breaker and if there’s anything that should be dedicated for your circuit. So what we’re talking, well there is this customer in particular, we had to move some fume hoods around for them. A fume hood is a laboratory piece of equipment where they do whatever work they need to do whatever testing, whatever laboratory testing that they need to do on that piece of equipment.

And it’s going to have some duct work that’s going to vacuum out any harmful chemicals or anything like that and filter them out through their HVAC system and then shoot those harmful chemicals out, uh, after it’s been filtered and made clear. And that’s all that’s all in there.

Their end, all we do is just run the power. Uh, so again, if you are adding some fume hood outlets or maybe you’re adding some GFC, ILO outlets or maybe you’re adding some cubicles, some office desks, uh, and you’re going to need more power, make sure that you have the provision for it is pretty common sense in our field as an Edmonton electrician.

That is what we deal with. However, if you have 14 gauge wire going back to your panel, the last thing you’re going to want to do is run 20 amp outlets on that 14 gauge wire. That’s not okay. That’s not up to code. And as per table two and 14, one Oh four in the Canadian electrical code book, what I’m talking about there is this bad boy right here. So you get your take Canadian electrical code part one 2018 edition.

That’s what’s in effect right now as of November, 2019. Uh, that’s going to tell you with rule 14 dash one Oh four, that uh, if I’m correct, get on me if I’m wrong, but that you cannot have a 20 amp outlet on a 14 app rated circuit and you cannot have a 20 amp outlet on a Fort. Uh, sorry, a 15 amp rated breaker.

14 gauge wire is good for 15 apps, 15 amp outlet. Everything’s gotta be ready to 59 except for the exceptions that come from 14 one Oh four. And in section 12. So if you have capacitors, welders, transformers, generators, all that fun stuff, maybe that’s a little bit different, but what we’re talking about here is basic receptacles.

If you are having a commercial electrical need, if he, if you, if you find yourself as a facilities maintenance guy for a commercial facility, you’re going to want to just make it a standard from day one to just run all 12 gauge wire to everything in your facility.

It’s a good practice and it’s gonna save you in the long run because a lot of, a lot of facilities are going to have a lot of hydraulic equipment. It doesn’t matter what it is, but if you’re going to have a printer and a computer and maybe a scanner, maybe you’re going to have a printer, maybe you’re going to have, jeez, not even specialty stuff, maybe a paper shredder.

If you’re going to have a whole bunch of that stuff and going to have it on a one circuit, you’re not going to want it on a 15 amp circuit because it’s just going to trip and it’s going to cause your workers to be unproductive. Everyone’s going to get annoyed and distracted. Nothing’s going to get done. Run 12 gauge wire. Do yourself a favor, have 20 amp circuits, 20 amp circuit breakers. Keep that as a constant that as a bare minimum for your facility in uh, in rare circumstances.

Maybe deviate from that in the case of dedicated circuits for certain outlets, but you’re gonna make it a lot easier on yourself in the long run, especially with your commercial electrical maintenance. When a guy has to change or add a circuit or modify if he can do the swap around and he doesn’t have to change the whole run up to four, up to 12 gauge back to the panel, that’s going to make every job a lot easier.

At the end of the day, a lot cheaper, which is what you want. You want good quality electrical service, but you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg and get robbed and you want your business to still flourish and prosper. So again, we have competitive pricing, but at the end of the day, things take time. And if we have to spend more time upgrading your wire all the way down to your panel because he original electrician only around 14 gauge wire, well then we’re kind of at a, at a stalemate there.

We can’t do a, can’t do more work for less money. No one can. That’s a, that’s just how it, how it works guys. So, uh, you know that we know that we’re just giving you the advice around 12 gauge wire. If you’re in a commercial facility around that as your bare minimum to anything going, uh, if you’re in a residential application and you need a residential electrical contractor, then 14 gauge is going to be a heck a lot more efficient and economical because running 12 gauge everything everywhere, it’s a little bit thicker and it’s going to be a little bit more costly.

But at the end of the day, uh, maybe if you’re in a kitchen run 12 gauge everywhere, maybe that’s a good practice there cause you got, what’s your biggest draw load in the whole home is in your kitchen. But other than that 14 gauge is probably going to cut you except for your, uh, except for your dryers and your stoves in any additional designated equipment kind of thing.

As per the Canadian electrical code, the 2018 edition result. Um, give your electrical contractor a call if you have any questions or concerns about some sort of equipment that you need to add, relocate, run, redistribute. If you need new circuits for new fume hoods, new cubicles, if you need a wall moved, give your electrical contractor a call. Uh, here at Hauer power electrical, we are your Edmonton electrician.

We service Edmonton and area and we would be happy to give you a free estimate for what work is required and what it’s going to cost, what you’re expecting it to cost you. So it’s always a good practice to get three or more estimates from other contractors. Unless you’re really in love with your electrical contractor, it’s always good to see what’s out there. So here at our power we provide competitive rates, free estimates, and we always have deals going on for new customers, existing customers.

That’s part of our customer service, uh, experience. So get at us if you want a quality electrical contractors, professional certified, licensed, all that fun stuff. We’re Cor certified if you’re a facility, requires that to get on your vendor list and let us be part of your team. But I digress.

Getting back to it, uh, on the data side of things, you can have category five rated wire for your data or you can have category six rated wire for your data and they’re going to have to need a certain fire rating depending on what your system and your facility has in place. So typical, we were on blue plenum cat six data rated cable, so that’s good for all your internet needs. That’s just about really the best that you would need. We’re not running NASA here, we’re just running your printers, your computer, we’re getting, we’re getting you whatever you need.

We’re going to match the megabytes per second. Obviously that’s your, your facility’s putting out in regards to tell us Shah whatever they’re doing that way. But cat six, that’s the best you can get. Really. That’s, that’s really the best that you’ll need. Anything above that is, uh, extravagant and overkill.

It’s the same as if you run anything above 12 gauge for your standard surrogates. That would be extrapolating, that’s driving it, uh, and overkill. Um, another thing to remember too, when you’re relocating cubicles, office units, um, when you’re doing some commercial electrical repairs is you want to make sure that wherever you’re relocating your cubicle to, um, that wire, every junction part of it is going to be the same gauge and rated for the same amount. So you don’t want to have a 14 gauge coming from your panel and then just splicing 12 gauge wire onto it and say, yeah, now it’s good for 20 apps at 12 gauge wire.

Every system has a weakest link. And in that case, that 14 gauge, which is the smallest gauge of wire in your system, they’re going back to your panel, that’s your weakest, that’s your weakest link. And if you have a 14 gauge one back to your panel and you haven’t landed on a 20 amp breaker, that’s not okay. The wire is not rated for it.

Wires rated for certain current ratings because the temperature is going to reach a certain value that they’re rated for. So if you do have the, the wire rated for an incorrect value, uh, and something were to go wrong in your facility, then the last electrician to perform that work is going to be held liable. And if there wasn’t a one electrician that was performing that work, it was your facilities maintenance guy or anything like that, then that business is held liable and insurance is not going to cover that if the right procedures were not followed.

So give us a call, get ahead of the game and it’s an electrician. Hauer Power electrical. That’s us. 780-935-0622 if email works better for all your questions, comments, concerns than info at that’s info@hauerpower.ca. As always, guys, we’re happy to address any questions, concerns, comments for future videos, ideas. Give us a call, get out us. We’re happy to hear from you as your Edmonton electrician. It is our mission to provide you with exceptional power through outstanding customer service. Look forward to hearing from you and we look forward to giving you power. All right. Take care of Edmonton. Work safe.

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