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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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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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DeWalt 20 Volt Brushless Hammer Drill DCD996

By Jim Nadeau

DeWalt 20 Volt Brushless Hammer Drill DCD996   I remember about 20 years ago my father came home with a 9.6 volt Makaita cordless drill.  Back then it was the largest cordless drill on the market.  The drill had a 3/8” keyed chuck and a large NiCd battery.  This drill was great for drilling small…

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Smoke Detectors

By Jim Nadeau

An Electricians Advice On Smoke Detectors Are your smoke detectors chirping all the time or just going off on random times?  If you have hard wired 120volt with battery back up smoke detectors here are a few things you can do. Real or False alarm? I always remember a service call I got of a customers Smoke/CO detector…

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