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All-Mode Journeyman Electrician

I’m trying to learn Journeyman level electrical in low voltage for communications networks and 12v and other mid range for vehicles and machines as well as 110v and 220v type systems for residential and light production.

I can build premium custom harnesses.


  • 12 v trailer tester using Milwaukee M12 battery. I would like this to have all vehicle options like flashing rt and lt signals, reverse lights, hazards, charging and all other normal operations. These will be available for clients through Facebook Marketplace, Ebay and such as well as fully documented here and on Patreon.
  • Completely replace and upgrade a wiring harness on my large flatbed trailer. I have a few client projects to accomplish as well. I also build custom harnesses for ATVs and homesteading machines.
  • Diagnose the electrical system on The Rig, which is my rolling work shop on my 2014 Custom F-350, which has a complete marine inverter system with two batteries. I think there is a parasitic drain, a problem with the charge controller or something else. I have high output fluorescent lights in The Rig that I would like to replace with LEDs. The passenger side ballast is bad. I would also like to add a solar panel and small generator to The Rig as well as a way to connect to the house for some power outage occasions and other mobile operations.
  • Off Grid Power System for our residence. This is a long term project that I’m trying to work toward now.
  • I need to add a lot of power to our unfinished basement
  • Low Voltage: I’m also working up upgrading my network and I’m interested in mastering low voltage. I am getting ready to build servers for my blockchain nodes, Nextcloud and WordPress installs, cameras and much more. This will be a pretty high end and heavily used network, probably using UniFi hardware.

I want all my systems well documented and labeled. We will be using affiliate marketing and other methods for revenue.


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A professional electrician’s workspace featuring the 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC) book, Ugly’s Electrical References guide, a clipboard with notes, and various electrical study and testing materials.
A glimpse into the electrician’s toolkit – knowledge and precision at the forefront.

Phase 1: Grasping the Basics

I’ll start by building my foundation in electricity and electronics. This means getting comfortable with the concepts of voltage, current, resistance, and power. Safety comes first, so I’ll also learn about electrical safety practices and familiarize myself with essential tools like multimeters, wire strippers, and soldering irons. An introduction to the National Electrical Code (NEC) will be crucial to ensure my projects comply with safety standards.

Phase 2: Diving into Automotive and Trailer Systems

Next, I’ll focus on understanding DC 12-volt systems, crucial for my work on vehicles and trailers. I plan to design and build a 12V trailer tester using a Milwaukee M12 battery, which will require a good grasp of battery technology, wiring, and circuit design. I’ll also learn how to assess, design, and install wiring harnesses for my flatbed trailer, ensuring everything is up to code and safely installed.

Phase 3: Mastering Diagnostics and Upgrades

Troubleshooting electrical issues is next on my list. I’ll dive into electrical diagnostics to tackle any parasitic drains or inefficiencies, especially in my F-350 “Rig”. Upgrading the lighting from fluorescent to LEDs will help me understand energy savings and retrofit options. Learning about marine inverter systems will also be key, as it’s crucial for diagnosing issues with my rig.

If you look through the site, there are tons of projects to diagnose and upgrade.

Phase 4: Exploring Residential Electrical Systems

I’m planning to add a lot of power to our unfinished basement, which means I need to know about residential wiring, circuit breakers, and safety devices. I’ll dive into the basics of designing and installing home electrical systems, focusing on energy management and planning for future needs.

Phase 5: Tackling Advanced Projects and Network Systems

Low voltage and networking will be my gateway into more advanced projects. I’ll start with the basics, including understanding different cable types and network design, specifically focusing on installing Ubiquity hardware. Setting up servers for blockchain and web applications will require knowledge of power, cooling, and reliable network connectivity. I’m also interested in smart home technologies and security systems.

Phase 6: Focusing on Documentation, Content Creation, and Branding

As I work through these projects, documenting my journey will be essential. I’ll learn best practices for creating clear, useful documentation and effective labeling and organizational techniques. This will not only help with maintenance and troubleshooting but also allow me to leverage my projects and expertise to create engaging content for and

Practical Application and Continuous Learning

With each phase, I’ll apply what I’ve learned through hands-on projects, starting with simpler tasks and progressing to more complex installations. Engaging with online communities and local workshops will help me share experiences, get advice, and stay updated with new technologies. Regularly reviewing my progress and updating my goals will ensure that my learning journey remains relevant and rewarding.

To ensure my journey encompasses a truly premium and complete skill set, I recognize the importance of delving into areas that might not have been my initial focus but are crucial for a well-rounded expertise. Here’s how I plan to enrich my knowledge and experience further:

Delving Deeper into Electrical Theory

I’ll explore Electromagnetic Theory more deeply, understanding how inductance and capacitance affect my projects. Additionally, learning about Power Quality will help me tackle issues like harmonics and voltage fluctuations, especially important for the efficiency and longevity of complex electrical systems.

Specializing in Advanced Systems

Given the rapid advancements in technology, I see the value in familiarizing myself with Renewable Energy Systems. Whether it’s integrating solar panels or wind turbines, this knowledge will future-proof my skills. Also, as the automotive industry evolves, gaining insight into Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems will be crucial for staying relevant.

Mastering Codes and Regulations

To elevate my expertise, I’ll dive deeper into the NEC and NESC, understanding not just the rules but the reasoning behind them. This, coupled with a thorough grasp of Local Codes and Standards, will ensure my projects are not only compliant but exemplify best practices in electrical safety and efficiency.

Expanding into Business and Project Management

Recognizing that technical skills are just part of the equation, I’ll enhance my capabilities in Project Management and Contracting and Legal Knowledge. Managing timelines, budgets, and navigating the legal aspects of electrical work are essential for professional growth and the smooth execution of projects.

Advancing in Networking and Smart Systems

With the digital transformation of nearly every sector, I’ll prioritize learning about Cybersecurity for Networked Systems and delve into Home Automation and IoT. These areas are critical for protecting my high-end network setups and for integrating cutting-edge technology into my projects.

Developing Soft Skills and Professional Growth

I understand the importance of Communication and Documentation for sharing my knowledge and collaborating effectively. Committing to Continuing Education through courses, certifications, and workshops will keep me at the forefront of electrical engineering innovations.

Emphasizing Practical Experience

I’ll continue to expand my hands-on experience with diverse and challenging projects. Engaging in Mentorship and Networking will open up opportunities for learning from seasoned professionals, gaining insights that can only come from those with years of experience in the field.

By addressing these areas, I’m not just aiming to solidify my journeyman-level knowledge but to elevate myself as a comprehensive professional capable of navigating and leading within the electrical engineering landscape, ready to tackle the challenges and opportunities of the future.