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Jim Nadeau

Jim Nadeau is a Master Electrician and owns and runs Nadeau Electric LLC established 2007. Nadeau Electric specializes in older homes and light commercial projects. Jim Nadeau uses his 15 years of electrical experience to review the latest electrical tools and advise on any electrical concerns that may arise for the Concord Carpenter Crew.

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Seek CompactPro Thermal Imaging Camera

By Jim Nadeau

Seek CompactPro Thermal Imaging Camera Review We are only able to see Visual light and this makes up just a small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.  All objects reflect, absorb and send of energy in different levels, which can be read by infrared equipment.  Thermal imaging cameras will translate thermal energy coming off these objects…

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Milwaukee M12 Thermal Imager 2258-21

By Jim Nadeau

Milwaukee M12 Thermal Imager 2258-  Review In my line of work, as a residential electrician, 95% of my customers would not know a job took you longer because you didn’t have a thermal imager. However, the majority of customers are impressed when you quickly diagnose a problem and are able to show them a thermal picture of…

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Milwaukee Hole Hawg Vs DeWalt Flexvolt Joist Drill

By Jim Nadeau

  Milwaukee Hole Hawg Vs DeWalt Flexvolt Joist Drill I am asked almost every time I’m seen using the DeWalt 60v Flexvolt Joist Drill or the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Hole Hawg which one I prefer and how I would compare the two tools. As a side note, Milwaukee also has a larger version more geared toward…

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DEWALT 60V FLEXVOLT Stud Joist Drill Kit DCD460T2

By Jim Nadeau

DEWALT 60V FLEXVOLT Stud Joist Drill Kit DCD460T2 Review Every Electrician has to have a 1/2″ drill in their truck, there is no way around it.  We all have our favorite drills;  whether it’s a right angle drill, a Hole Hawg, or a simple heavy duty 1/2” drill.  I have always preferred using a right angle…

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Why should I hire a Licensed Electrician

By Jim Nadeau

Why should I hire a Licensed Electrician Why should I hire a Licensed Electrician?  As an Electrician I have seen a quite a few situations where dangerous wiring could have resulted in an electrical fire. The majority of the time that this occurs is with loose connections.  Such as, a splice not quite tight enough,…

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Leviton Bluetooth Digital Switch and Timer

By Jim Nadeau

Leviton DDS15-BDZ Decora Digital Switch and Timer I remember the first time I tried to program a timer switch and what a struggle it was. The timer switch was a wall dial timer and you set it like you were opening up a safe. Three turns to the left, two the right, and the last one…

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Southwire 9″ Side Cutting Pliers

By Jim Nadeau

Southwire 9″ Hi-Leverage Side Cutting Pliers Review I’ve been using the same brand of pliers for over 15 years now.  When I switched over to the Southwire 9″ Side Cutting Pliers it reminded of back then.  Going into my senior year of high school I was working two jobs.  One at the local hardware store…

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DeWalt 20v String Trimmer Review

By Jim Nadeau

DeWalt 20v Brushless Trimmer DCST920P1 Dewalt 20V XR Brushless 13″ String Trimmer (5.0Ah) This is the first battery powered trimer I have ever used.  I’ve spent a brief period of time lugging around a long extension cord for a corded trimmer, most of my experience is with a gas powered trimmer. The DeWalt 20v String Trimmer can…

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