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502 E 45th Street
Boise, ID. 83714
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208.344.2508

Welcome to Alloway Electric

Boise's premier electrical contractor, Alloway Electric, responds with licensed electricians in fully equipped vans to handle your residential repairs, remodels, new construction, installations, and maintenance contracts.

Servicing the Treasure Valley since 1924, we are proud of our heritage.  Our customers know they come first and can count on Alloway Electric to take care of their problems.  With Alloway Electric, your problem is no problem - call the people you trust!

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DIY Lamp: Twigs for Fall

Clare Vaterlaus

Fall is on its way and the crisp air will soon be upon us. It is the season for pumpkin flavored food to be in abundance,  college football occupies most our time, and our houses are decorated in Fall decor. This is a fitting lamp for the season, and brings the feeling of Fall right into your home. For this project you will need a lampshade, lots of sticks, scissors, and a hot glue gun. To find the rest of the DIY directions check out The Shabby Creek Cottage blog here.

What does it take to be a Licensed Electrician?

Clare Vaterlaus

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            Electricians in the United States are divided into two main categories: lineman, who work on electric utility company distribution systems at higher voltages, and wireman, who work at lower voltages within buildings.  Wiremen have five subspecialties: commercial, residential, light industrial, industrial, and low voltage wiring.

            Electricians train in their field to meet one of three levels: Apprentice, Journeyman and Master Electrician.  An Apprentice Electrician spends several hundred hours in a classroom studying his trade and work under contract for a period of three to six years while receiving a percentage of the Journeyman’s pay.  A Journeyman Electrician has completed his apprenticeship and is issued a license from a local, state, or national licensing body that ensures he is competent in his field.  An electrician reaches the Master level when he has performed well in the trade for approximately seven to ten years and has passed an exam that demonstrates his superior knowledge of the National Electric Code. 

            Alloway Electricians have spent countless hours studying and training allowing them to be licensed, insured, and bonded and allowing you to trust them with any residential and commercial job and know that it will be done quickly and correctly.

           

DIY: Night Light

Clare Vaterlaus

The kids went back to school today! It is time to get back on a schedule and get the kids to bed early. Often kids wake up throughout the night frightened or with the urge to go to the bathroom. Trying to walk to the bathroom is scary when it is pitch black, even for some adults. We found a list of the 41 Coolest Night Lights for kids. Some of them have links to purchase and some are DIY. If you need help installing them, or need an outlet closer to the bathroom or bed room give us a call.

 

DIY Lamp: Ping Pong

Clare Vaterlaus

Ping Pong is not just a game any more, it's a fashion statement in the home! This week's DIY lamp was found on Poppytalk. This colorful lamp will brighten up any room. Whether it is in your kitchen or kids room, it is guaranteed to be a conversation starter. All you need is spray paint and 30 balls per group (6 rows) for a total of 180 balls for a 45 cm diameter shade. For the step by step directions continue reading here! If you need help installing the lamp, feel free to give Alloway Electric a call.

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