Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Basic Home Improvements : About Old House Wiring

Old house wiring might only be set up to have a 60-amp service, as they were built before the increased electricity demands of modern electronics and appliances. Find out how to figure out the wiring of an old house with tips from a licensed remodeling contractor in this free video on home improvements.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Home Improvements : Types of Electrical Wiring in Houses

Types of electrical wiring in a house can include 220 volt outlets and 110 volt outlets to accommodate different appliances, such as the clothes dryer. Learn about different types of wiring common in most houses with advice from a licensed remodeling contractor in this free video on home maintenance.

Expert: Tim Gipson
Bio: Tim Gipson is a home repair specialist and remodeling contractor in Franklin, Tenn.
Filmmaker: Tim Brown

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Power Line Safety

Demonstration of the hazards associated with high voltage electricity. Presentation illustrates electrical arc flash, electrical faults, and downed power lines.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Solar Cell Explained

An explanation of how solar cells work. Suitable for an introduction to solar energy.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Though this was made in 1948, it is an excellent explanation of the basics of electricity!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Large Or Small - We Can Do It All

If you are a Contractor, a Business Owner, or a Property Owner; may it be-Retail, Restaurant, Medical, T.I., High-rise, Cave, Existing or New-Vacaville Electric will help with site utility to ground up construction. From an entire Shopping Center to a Coffee Shop, we provide everything for a smooth operation.

When working with Vacaville Electric you will see the fast, smooth completion of your project with helpful insight and clean craftsmanship.

Crush Pad at Robert Mondovi in Rutherford, CA. Three stories with three presses and four conveyors and shaker tables; all controlled by hi-tech touch screens located on each floor.

Give Tom Jackson a call at 707-448-8222

Friday, March 11, 2011

Starmont Winery Electrical Job

Starmont Winery in Napa, CA

70,000 square feet; ground up; 1.2 million dollars in electrical which was started in November, 2006 and completed for "crush" November, 2008.

We ran over 5 miles of pipe and stubbed up 350+ locations out of the concrete before anything was built; working off blueprints and surveying stakes of where the building was going to be.

Large job or small household task, we can get it done. Give Tom Jackson a call at 707-448-8222

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio In Napa, CA

Lighting for Ubuntu Restaurant, an all-vegetarian restaurant and Yoga Studio in Napa, CA.

Let Vacaville Electric handle all of your lighting needs. Call Tom Jackson at 707-448-8222.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Time To Check Your Residential Breaker Panel? Been To It Often Lately?

Did you know your electrical panel may be in danger after 30 plus years?

Your home has probably had almost everything replaced by now; from water heater, furnace, AC, floors, doors, windows, appliances, etc.

Do you have breakers flipping off on a regular basis? Maybe it is time to upgrade your electrical panel. Most older homes (even as little as 20 years old) had no idea how many computers, hair dryers, curling irons, stereos and TV's we would be plugging into their old circuitry. Newer homes have adapted better, so it may be time to give your panel some better circuits to handle the load!

Also, those old breakers eventually wear down and out. We can replace them with fresh, new ones. Give Tom Jackson a call at 707-448-8222 and let him know what your symptoms are. He's the kind of doctor that will get your circuit panels back to health. Also visit the website at

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Great Lighting Makes A World Of Difference

Good light shouldn't be only be in art galleries and in the movies. Your home should have it, too! From the cutting edge of LED to Induction Lighting, Vacaville Electric can brighten your day and help you set the mood.

Lighting is important in so many ways and should be taken seriously in every project. At the end of the day, Vacaville Electric brings quality and education to every project.

Lighting consumes about 1/3 of most PG&E bills. Much is wasted in general space and not put where it is needed. Illuminating a product, creating a mood, emphasizing security, or entertaining, you have the ability to control all the lumens in the area! Remember, not all light is good light. Vacaville Electric can help you design or recreate something that will impress others forever. Your home, your clients, your friends and family will all enjoy and appreciate it.

Give Tom Jackson a call at 707-448-4222. He can help you decide on the lowest cost and best lighting choices. He has a wealth of experience. See the website at