Roberto Cavalli Install

We have been contracted to install the electrical and low voltage at the new Roberto Cavalli store at the Premium Hills Outlets. It has been a six week project and it is nearly complete. We started the rough back in May and have been on site with our crew since the project began. We have had a few bumps here and there along the way but it all worked out as it usually does when we submit every day to the Lord Yeshua! We begin everyday in Word and prayer for everything from safety to protection and everything in between.

Existing Panel

The existing panel was from the prior tenant. Some of our circuits were already run through existing conduit along the ceiling of which we were able to use for some of our front of house electrical runs however, we had to get the wires into the panel from above and from the automated panel that we removed which was right next to the panel we were going to use. It was a large process to move the existing circuits into the “new” panel and then insert the existing runs that were over to the panel through conduits. So, we installed j-boxes 13′ above floor finish (AFF) and connected them into the panel with 3/4″ and 1″ conduit runs. We ran new conduits down the wall attached to unistrut and into the panel where we were able to connect our runs in the j-boxes. We did other things to get it done but the blessing with this process is that we were able to use the existing panel to lengthen some of our wires with wire nuts in order to make it to the breakers. Much like a large junction box.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Commercial Fabrication Shop

Over the last week we have been very busy. Sorry we haven’t had time to post anything during that time. We have been installing large commercial equipment for a Fabrication Shop.

This De-burring machine is 3 phase 480v 70 amps. The machine was moved to a new location and we had to rewire it and get it working. We didn’t have a lot of time to do it being that the owner had a large order to complete. We had to remove a section of the power run and relocate it with an additional 40 ft. of conduit and wire. We installed pull boxes at two locations and attached everything to the ceiling using existing unistrut and we added several feet as well. The main sub-panel was not marked correctly so that added a little time to the project just trying to figure out which phases were going where. In the end we had the machine up in two days.

We also added a circuit for a cutting machine that took us a little over a half day to complete.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

 

Underground Panel Run

Last week we had a small project go big. The home owner needed a 120v outlet ran to his Motor Coach. After we agreed on a price, we showed up the next day to install the outlet which as it turns out was 90 feet from the Panel. The owner upped the anti by asking us to install a 50 Amp; a 30 Amp and a 20 Amp for the Motor Coach. This was a new twist that made us redesign the underground run up to a 70 Amp Panel. It was almost twice the price but now the homeowner has what he needs for just about any application. We used a trencher for the first time and it made the cut only about an hour long.

Another project we undertook last week was the replacing of 82 florescent lamps at a retail Payday Loan company. The lighting was very sketchy as the years had proven to be mostly adding lamps with of different types and different color temperatures. Two stores where were replaced the lamps are older buildings however, the new owner takes pride in presentation and wants a consistency throughout all of their properties.

Then we had two 3 exterior outlets that needed to be installed that were long and time consuming. Ethan (Pictured above) had to dig 50′ along a planter then install 2 single gang boxes and install a 30′ EMT run along side the owners home…. all for one run. He did this on his own which was great.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Electrician Beaumont, CA

We are in the middle of a rather large underground project. It didn’t start out that way though. We were just going to add some exterior underground outlets for a Motorhome and a gate opener. It turns out that the homeowner wanted a 50 amp outlet; a 30 amp outlet; and a 20 amp outlet ran to the Motorhome. The price just went from a single outlet to a new 70 Amp Panel run. We had to change the rate to a 100′ Panel run from the Service Panel. This could have been sticker shock and it was to a degree however, he was happy that he would be able to run both of his AC units in the Motorhome.

So with that we used a trencher for the 90′ underground run. The ground was rocky but we finished the cut in an hour. That gave us more time to run our electrical and we nearly finished it except that the breakers didn’t match the new Panel. So we will continue this day with our quest and God willing we will finish today. Thank you Lord for all the business!

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Car Chargers

Yesterday we installed a Car Charger for a customer. His vehicles were both electric only vehicles. With that, he is able to charge his Tesla batteries which are 60 KWH and provide him with about 60 miles of electric power. His wife’s BMW batteries are 45 KWH and provide roughly 50 miles. Neither he or his wife are getting much mileage however he works locally and leases his vehicles. A hybrid allows you the option of having a dual system. One that uses gasoline and electric power and the best part is that the gasoline engine charges your batteries for when you are in gasoline mode.

Video can be seen here: Rancho Charger

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Bidding Bonanza

Every now and again we receive opportunities to bid on large projects. There is one in particular that I’m thinking of that is a job to replace all of the exterior lighting for an entire storage facility. This job is so big that it will take a crew of three men approximately 2 weeks to complete it.

The kicker is that each of the lights are about $1000 ea. and there are quite a few to replace. A lot of times you will submit a bid and never really expect it to come to pass, and then it does. On the other hand, there are those that you say to yourself “We will get this one” and it slips through you fingers. You never know.

So for now, we will continue to bid on large projects and you never know which one you’ll get until the contract is signed.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Premium Hills Outlets Cabazon Outlets

JB Electric is grateful to have opportunities to work at the Premium Hills Outlets in Cabazon, CA. and the Cabazon Outlets in Cabazon, CA. Being right next to the outlets is a great opportunity to receive call for upgrades, remodels and new construction projects.

If you need an electrician in Cabazon call us: 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes;  and Cathedral City.

Cabazon Electrician

Here in the Inland Empire we have a very large community of commercial outlets called Desert Hills Premium Outlets and the Cabazon Outlets. There are over 100 clothing and accessory retailers, and several food service retailers. This produces opportunities for the service industry. Our company has worked there installing lighting and back in 2009 we converted a national retailer Perfumania.

This was a great opportunity and it can be lucrative for electricians, and there are always Tenant Improvements continually going on there at the Outlets.

Building the Electrical Business in Beaumont, CA and all throughout the Inland Empire.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

 

Sign, Sign, Sign

Every now and again we get a smart character that slithers around signing a contract. However, it usually happens when things are busy and after the submission of a bid. The customer calls and say “OK, go ahead and do the job”. Then the job is scheduled and/or the work is being performed. This happened yesterday, but it didn’t affect us much. The customer is an old time owner of several apartments and houses. We knew the cash was available for payment and we had worked for this person before so even though we had begun the new project, we didn’t see any need for alarm.

When we finished the job, we went to collect and the customer said; “Can you give us a discount?”. To which was replied; “How do you figure?”. The bill was paid however, we granted a one time discount to the customer for $100.00. This appeased the customer and it didn’t break the bank on our end.

Lessons learned 101: Have your customer sign the contract.

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.

Rookie Mistake

Yesterday, we went to a home where the electrical was run along the exterior of the house. The problem was that whoever did it, had a little experience and ran the electrical in PVC attached along the side of the building. Either they didn’t want to run it in the ground or, didn’t know that you must always run PVC in the ground and metal above ground. Metal is the correct way to run electrical above ground and it should connect to PVC underground.

Direct burial raceways (like PVC) are to be buried with 18″ of cover without any other covering such as concrete. NEC Table 300.5

Here is a link to our video. Here                                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E00dQnOw3Os

If you need an help with your electrical in Southern California, call us. 951-522-6530

We are located in Beaumont, CA and service Inland Empire and Coachella Valley from the Salton Sea to the Orange County line. That includes; Beaumont, Banning, Palm Desert, Riverside, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Palm Springs, Indio, Upland, Redlands, Rancho Mirage, Colton, Cabazon, Premium Hills Outlets and Cathedral City.