Author: Riley Weller

In 2008, Riley became an electrical apprentice in Canada who completed his Red Seal 2016! He had the honor of working with many seasoned journeymen who passed down their tricks to him. Fun Fact: Riley is now a fulltime beatmaking educator!

How to Splice Wires as an Electrician

Learn how to splice wires as an electrician. We cover three and four wire splices, and best practices for tight splices EVERY TIME!
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How to Strip Single Conductor Insulation

Learn how to strip wires to expose copper and prepare them for splicing. You can use wire strippers, or some seasoned electricians just use their pliers for everything!
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How to Strip Wire Jacket from NMD90 (Residential Wire)

Learn how to strip NMD90 wire jacket (residential wire) the best way (in my opinion!) with no compromised conductors! Simply score the jacket, and near the end create a handle to peel it back and reveal the undamaged conductors!
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Residential Wire vs. Commercial Wire

Learn when to use residential and commercial wiring by determining its environment.. like fire-rating, mechanical damage, and many other factors.
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The Best Knives for Electricians

Every electrician has their own favorite knife. For me.. it was a snap-off (exacto) knife. Extremely sharp, with the potential for both a long and short blade.. it allows an electrician to be EXTREMLY versatile!
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Why Electrician’s Need a Crimper

When I was an apprentice electrician, I realized quickly that electrician's need to have a crimper on them to be versatile so that they don't need to ask to use someone else's tool. And what I discovered was that most electricians DO NOT have a crimper on site, so they often end up using YOURS.…
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The Best Levels for Electricians

Electricians need to have a good level when bending pipe and doing daily tasks. Discover the different levels an electrician needs.
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