October 2021
Starting a Basement Development Project Featured Image
Home renovation season is upon us, and with the arrival of fall, thoughts turn to the impending cold weather and the projects ahead. Among the significant undertakings is often a basement development project. I’ve emphasized the importance of permits before, particularly Development permits, Building permits, and Electrical permits. To reiterate, in the province of Alberta,...
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Smoke Alarms Image
Smoke alarms fall under the jurisdiction of the Alberta Building Code, playing a crucial role in our homes. When purchasing a home, you’ll likely encounter one of three types of smoke detectors. The first type, commonly found at big-box stores and lumber yards, is battery-powered and mounted on the ceiling. The second type is wired...
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60-Amp Service Upgrades With Ungrounded Outlets Featured Image
Ungrounded circuits were prevalent until approximately 1964 when NMD-style wiring was introduced, featuring the addition of a 3rd bare ground conductor. Prior to this, all electrical circuits in residential homes were ungrounded. Initially, 2-prong receptacles were employed because the 3rd opening in the receptacle was unnecessary. Individuals with older homes (pre-1964) sometimes opt to replace...
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