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SIP-Home Project - Series 2
SIP Homes provide a higher insulation rating than most traditional home structures.
Styrofoam Insulated Panel Homes typically help Reduce Energy Bills
SIP Home Construction - Series 2
A SIP Home building project requires all the same utilities to be brought into the home with careful attention to the location of the walls, making sure of the needed clearance for the equipment that will be installed.
SIP Construction - Styrofoam Insulated Panel Homes require planning
The Key is timing with all the contractors getting in and installing their materials at just the right time and understanding that everyone must be willing to have what I call "Occupational Courtesy", that is being considerate of what components need to be installed before the next phase begins. If you don't have this, something could be left out or worse something will not have a vital connection.
The area of the utility closet is shown with the underground conduits providing the incoming electrical power and communication utilities and the outgoing services to the domestic well water pump system and the septic pump system. Notice the rebar ground rod which will serve as one point of attachment for the electrical panel.
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The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.
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