Sunday, October 30, 2011

photocells

Photocells are used for turning lights on and off.They can be used with a time clock but that is mostly done in commercial applications.The average home owner uses them for security such as lighting up a porch or back yard.Some lighting comes with the photocell already in the light thse are an easy hook up ,just add 120 volts and the light should come on when it gets dark (some require some ajustment).If you have ligts already installed and want to add a photo cell.All you have to do is find where power is being fed to the light and break the switch here.You can feed a row of lights as long as they do not exceed the wattage of the photo cell.There is a black,red and white wire on the photocell.The black goes to the line or (incoming voltage) the red is the load or (votage going out to light)the white wire ties all the nuetrals together.The red wire is only hot when it is dark or the eye is covered.I hope this helps you out ,as always if you have any questions give me a call 361 433-6039.You can click on 2011 below to see pictures of jobs and other helpful hints and videos that i have posted.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

200 amp service

 

 

 

 

 

This is a before and after.If you would like a new service or any other electrical work give me a call at 361 433-6039 i will be glad to give you a free estimate

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

ceiling fans

I know summer is over,but here is a good tip for putting up your ceiling fan ,that i think is worth talking about.Instead of putting the fan together in the air and fighting the screw holes,put it together on the ground.This saves time and headaches.I get the box it came in and flip it over and put the motor on top of the box.Then i put the blades together and install them on the fan.After that i put the light fixture on.When i have it all together,i flip it over get on my ladder and hang it up.After this i all most done,except for wiring it up.I hope this tip saves you some time.As always if you have any questions give me a call at 361 433-6039.Thanks for looking at my blog.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

aloe field job

below are some pictures of the job we did jast week.We installed a 200 amp service and ran coduit under ground for some rv plugs. thamk you for looking at my blog if you have an questions please give me a call at 361 433-6039.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

water wells

Water wells are an easy hook up.Buy i read a foutune cookie that said no job is so simple that it cant be messed up.A water well is hooked up to a pressure switch which tells the pump to come on when the pressure drops to a certain point.There are four screws on the switch two are the line and two are your load.Power in is line power to switch.Power out is load to the motor.Thanks for looking at my blog. if you have any questions give me a call 361 433-6039.Next i will be posting pictures of a job we are doing at the airport.

Monday, October 3, 2011

coustmer calls

Ihave not posted any videos lately but i will on my next post.Today i want to clear up some confusion about breakers.If you have a tripping breaker, putting in a bigger breaker will not solve your problem it will only make it worse .The thing to do is get the amp draw off of the circuit.This in most cases is an ac which will draw a good amount of current.The best fix here is to put the ac in its own BREAKER .This is a simple fix but an effective one.I hope this helps you out some.Thanks for reading my blog and call me if you have any questiones.John 361 433-6039