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Welding Shop Safety Tips and Recommendations

Welding Shop Safety Tips and Recommendations

Maintaining workplace safety should be a top concern for all employers, and welding is no exception. In fact, welding is a profession where following safety protocols is of the utmost importance. Because accidents can happen when we least expect them, it’s crucial to be prepared for incidents at all times. No matter your role, welding safety affects…
What Is Tin Copper Wire?

What Is Tin Copper Wire?

Tin copper wire is an alternative to using bare copper wire in electrical connections. One critical difference between tinned wire and bare wire makes tinned copper wire more suitable for specific applications. If you’re unsure which type of wire would be better for your situation, this guide can help you determine the benefits of tinned…
Difference Between 2 AWG and 2/0 AWG Wires

Difference Between 2 AWG and 2/0 AWG Wires

Difference Between 2 AWG and 2/0 AWG Wires Like many technical projects, some terminology, equipment and measurements may be challenging to understand without professional knowledge or experience. Wiring sizing is often a category of measurements that can be confusing for an untrained eye to understand and recognize. There is an abundance of information, numbers and…
What Welding Lead Is Right for You?

What Welding Lead Is Right for You?

What Welding Lead Is Right for You? Welding is highly skilled work that requires specialized tools — far from something you can teach yourself a practical understanding of, due to the technical knowledge needed to perform the task safely and cleanly. The care and consideration required for the practice of welding also apply to the equipment…
What is Welding Cable and How Do I Know Which to Buy?

What is Welding Cable and How Do I Know Which to Buy?

Whether we like it or not, sometimes our machines fall apart. The wires fail to send electricity through them to power the machine or some other mechanical breakage causes the machine to malfunction. Whatever the situation, having to spend the sudden extra money to replace a machine is costly, stressful and frustrating. Fortunately, all is…
Romex vs MC cable

Romex vs. MC Cable

Electrical cable options vary widely, with unique types used in specific applications. Therefore, choosing the right type of cable is one of the essential tasks installers need to take on before initiating a project. Two types of cables that may be commonly used, especially in residential applications, are Romex and MC cabling. While both are…
Indoor vs Outdoor wire

Indoor vs. Outdoor Wire

Indoor vs. Outdoor Wire While indoor and outdoor wires may have some similarities, their differences have significant ramifications. Outdoor and indoor wiring fall under different safety codes and use various materials depending on the application. Using a wire in the wrong location can be a critical error, leading to damaged wiring and significant safety risks,…

7 Electrical Wire Attributes to Consider Before Buying

1. Copper Price Copper is a commodity on the NYSE which means the price goes up and down daily. The price of copper electrical wire changes daily with the NYSE price which means you can plan your purchasing times. Similar to buying real estate when prices are down, it’s a good idea to buy electrical wire when…

5 Ways to Get Rid of Copper Electrical Wire

If you have excess copper electrical wire you can get money for it easier than you think. Take a look at 5 different ways of turning your copper wire into cash: 1. Copper Scrap Yard You can bring your excess electrical wire to a copper scrap yard and receive about 70% of the current copper rate. If…

Why Are There Different Types of 18 Gauge Lead Wire?

Different types of 18 awg lead wire are engineered each time there is a new application because there are different circumstances in each situation. The common denominator with each lead wire is the amount of electricity that can travel through a copper wire as thick as 18 awg. The differences are voltage, environmental temperature and possibly weather…