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CAT5/6: Good Cable Bad Cable

Counterfeit electrical equipment is all the rage now a days. Here is a quick video on what to look for with CAT5/6 cables to assure you...

What Does Asbestos Look Like?

Check out this slide show we found with images of Asbestos containing material. Asbestos can take many forms. Please contact DES or...

Zinsco Breakers

Most everyone has heard of the dangers with Federal Pacific Breakers (FPE). Not everyone has heard of the dangers of Zinsco breakers....

Lighting and Safety

Whether it is an elderly grandmother walking to her car in the grocery store parking lot or a worker on an assembly line, lighting is an...

Cable and Pipe Tracing

Take a look at this excellent short video we found on cable tracing. As a reminder SC provides free underground utility identification...

Arc Flash PPE

An excellent short info-graphic on Arc Flash PPE, with links to handy quick reference guides. As a remind DES provides Arc Flash...

Beware of Counterfeits

If a deal seems too good to be true it likely is. There is a large amount of counterfeit electrical equipment, ranging from breakers to...

Federal Pacific Breakers

Excellent video showing a teardown of a FPE breaker. These breakers have a high failure rate and are notoriously dangerous. See if you...