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.

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.

Trailer Park Mayhem

We got a phone call from a Trailer Park that had an emergency. While digging for a new gas line a Backhoe Operator hit an electrical line that fed the Park’s main office. The Park was built in the 1960’s and the cable that the Operator hit was a direct burial multi-cable that consisted of 3 -#8 stranded copper wires.

We repaired the cable with underground conduit and two 4″ square PVC water tight j-boxes. We used liquid tight connectors on the cable and inserted the cut ends into the boxes then, we ran a 3/4″ schedule 40 PVC in between.

Here, we were putting on the rubber rings here over the cable ends which made our connection water proof.

Video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pis4sz-4Uw4

If you need an help with your electrical, 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.