Jim Walter, Author at Electric Consumer

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Safety above all else

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Posted on May 30, 2018 in Harrison REMC

“Safety” is a universal word that is mentioned often and used loosely. Communities large and small, as well as companies across all industries, are committed to safety. Sports leagues at every level take safety seriously. Unfortunately, when it really counts, steps to keep the public, workers, athletes and loved ones safe are often ignored in… Continue reading.

Watch out for the ‘big green box’

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Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in Harrison REMC

They’re big. They’re often green. They generally sit on fiberglass boxes, often within housing developments. Some folks don’t like these “electrical boxes” (a common nickname for pad-mount transformers) and try to hide them with bushes, fences, or flower beds. But stay clear: Even small additions around pad-mount transformers create hazards. To improve aesthetics of new… Continue reading.