Category: Break Time

What is an Apprentice Loop for Electricians

An apprentice loop is when you pull a wire, and it somehow gets looped around a stud or ceiling joist, making the wire stick out of the wall, but somehow the wire went back into the wall or ceiling, continued it’s normal route, and was maybe even tied into an electrical box! Even Journeymen make this mistake.. don’t let them fool you!

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What is Black Phase Tape as an Electrician

Black Phase Tape is a joke older electricians play on the new upcoming apprentice electricians.

When we “phase” our wires, it’s used to signify A (Red), B (Black), C (Blue) in a three-phase electrical distribution system, however electricians do not commonly “phase” the black wire, as it’s already black.

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