In the 1950s this house was as high-tech as any modern day Smart House it used the latest technology of remote control wiring to operate the lighting from numerous locations not many electricians are familiar with this type of wiring I specialize in it I've done many Smart Homes lately and I'm familiar with the old style of low-voltage remote control it was a pleasure to work on this piece of History
the troubleshooting on this job was a bit more difficult in this much as the electrician that originally wire the house did not follow proper code procedures you should never Thai kitchen countertop circuits into any other circuits. someone had tied other lighting circuits into a kitchen outlet and threw me off a little because the lights were off but the kitchen plugs were still working however after examining the situation with my wire Tracer I'd located the problem to a kitchen outlet after removing it I found a burnt wire caused by not tightening the wire down securely to the receptacle. I was able to repair the burnt Wire by cutting it back and splicing the new section on and installing a new GFCI next to the sink as it should have been by code
one of Ellen's tenants had a 40 year old exhaust fan that finally bit the Dust sometimes you can replace the motor in an older fan and upgrade it to a quieter newer exhaust fan without changing the Box however this one would not accept the size of the new motor therefore we had to open the ceiling and install a very quiet exhaust fan with a light and I patched the ceiling and made repairs on an existing patch while I was there ready for paint and good for another 40 years
Kelly has a new hot tub that wanted to be installed in an older panel that was too small for any additional Breakers therefore we had to reinstall a larger panel and reestablish all existing circuits in order to add the new Power for the hot tub I hope they enjoy their summer fun
Leonard had called an appliance repair technician to troubleshoot his electric stove not working that technician did not use any type of electric meter to determine the fault only a visual look at it and told the owner of the home he should put 110 amp breaker in for a 50 amp stove circuit . I used a voltmeter to determine the circuit breaker was operating properly and then end with Leonard's help we pulled the stove away from the wall and I checked the power there there was a loose wire nut connection.
This was an easy fix. The detached garage had been wired with a wire capable of supplying 50 amp of power although only having a 30 amp breaker on it. I was able to increase the breaker size without having to install new wire. I installed a new 40 amp car charger and kept his cost to a minimum.Enjoy your new Chevy Bolt a cool car!
Wood called me that night of his power outage and we discussed what possible solutions could correct it I was able to reschedule the next morning's appointment to later in the afternoon and arrived early and was able to correct the problem within an hour. you have also been showing some of his can lights were not operating I inspected them and found the thermostat or thermistor was defective by using to higher wattage bulb I recommend he change them to LED retrofits using only 10 watts of electricity instead of 65 Watts with the incandescent bulb we've replaced the can lights with new LEDs in the customer was quite happy with the changes I also recommend he changed his sub panel in a tight crawl space to a more accessible area as it make it easier to access.
one fine gentleman who is a landlord a rarity these days he goes out of his way to keep his rental units in tip top shape and not sparing in the expense making it a very comfortable rental for the new tenants.
Eric is a general contractor and then alumni of University of California Berkeley he has made a lot of connections through the years and we have worked together on a variety of improvements throughout the campus it has been a great experience in the last 30 years working with him he is one of the best contractors I have ever met
this lady was doing a complete restoration on a fine older Berkeley home and doing a fine job but knowing her limitations was smart enough to subcontract the electrical out to a professional I was able to get three new circuits down and into her remodeled area where she was able to take over and run the wiring to the plugs and Outlets herself I inspected the work she had done and it looked very well I made a few comments on how to improve on some things she had done and she took that knowledge gracefully and hopefully we'll come out with a really nice remodeled home.
a very new modern townhome in Hercules required new Lighting in closets along with an additional plug outlet I was able to remove the existing sheetrock drill the holes and run the new wire and replace the sheetrock with a professional quality sheetrock repair. the owner was willing to repaint after the sheetrock repair and you would never know it had been done it looked very good when we were finished
Ben had a problem that is not unlikely in the hills of the East Bay that constant fog and cool conditions rolling to the hills of East Bay can deteriorate the connections from the PG&E electrical wires coming into the house then initially thought his problem was isolated to one circuit I replaced a circuit breaker and the following day he had the same problem showing up and he informed me that more than one circuit was going off and then coming back on I contacted PG&E and had their service Personnel check the overhead wire connections and they replaced the connections and solve the problem after years of experience I know what to look for and confined the problem quickly and efficiently for my customers Type your response to this review.
The house was a beautiful craftsman-style 1930s in excellent condition it's very important to keep modern wiring concurrent with the style and hide it as much as possible yet give the benefits of modern motion activated energy conservation lighting. I was also able to install a car charging system that was hidden but yet easily accessible for his wife and himself to use for their new car. It's always a pleasure to work on a beautiful older home and keep it looking that way what delightful people they were to work for my pleasure thank you all again
Working for Kylie was a true pleasure he reminded me so much of my father who was a builder himself and did excellent woodworking I have a feeling Kylie will be very successful in his business and wish him very much so success in the future
Susan called me to do a small repair job for her and I was so very impressed with the quality of the home it was built recently from the ground up but look like it had been standing for over a hundred years the quality and craftsmanship that contractor had put into the house was inspiring I only wish I could have been lucky enough to run the entire electrical for her to begin with a beautiful home that will last for a long time
This was a somewhat confusing interaction. I have an appliance, arch support and heal cup that I wear and complied in removing them even though the property I was supposed to view was outside. I wish this person the best of luck with his outdoor lighting needs but feel it's for the best that we didn't work together as I felt discriminated against in regards to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
While installing a 240-volt high capacity car charger for their new electric car they mention that three of the outlets in the kitchen area had not worked since their remodel two years ago I took the time to use my electrical wire sniffer and was able to find an open uncapped wire behind a buffet that was hard to get to but managed to pull it out far enough to do the repairs and get the plugs working for these fine gentlemen
Brian was a pleasure to work for he was able to take quality pictures on his cell phone and email them to me showing me the problems he was having connecting a new dryer to an old Outlet this saves me time and trouble and was able to bring the proper Parts with me and install everything correctly I even helped him pulled the washer up into the laundry room and set it up for him I wish him and his lovely wife happiness in their new home
Having the proper testing equipment and tools is essential for a quick and easy repair without the proper tools a person can spend lots of wasted time costs in the customer unnecessarily
Steve had had an ongoing problem with a circuit breaker that repeatedly was tripping upon inspection I found the circuit breaker was causing the arking on the connection inside the sub panel we were able to turn the power off to the sub panel and with a grinding wheel and a wire brush attachment on a power tool I was able to clean up the damage to the bus bar of the sub panel and get everything corrected properly
Barry had other electricians look at the job and was told that there was no room in the panel for anything else to go in but by rebooting the air conditioning circuit breaker to a new sub panel in the garage I was able to supply enough power for the air conditioner and the 240 volt charging station for his car there's many ways to look at a project and after 33 years of work I am able to see things that others cannot
After talking on the phone I realized some Sheetrock would have to be removed in order to install a new chandelier above the dining room table I brought a carpenter contractor friend with me and he assisted me and replacing the sheetrock taping it properly and putting a coat of mud over it to hide all of the removed sheetrock and making it look almost new again it's important to have contractor friends that work together and let the trades do their jobs for a proper installation
Betsy called me to install a three-way operated outdoor outlet for garden decorations and some kitchen lighting and replace some fixtures throughout the house she is actually in an employee of Thumbtack and I was so pleased to meet with her she gave me some great ideas on expanding my profile and I wanted to thank her for all of her help.
I did this job about a year-and-a-half ago and Gretchen and Roy called me again this week to come out and do some more work for them still a pleasure to spend some time talking to Roy he loves his Warriors and we had a great time talking about their success go dubnation
While repairing a switch in the kitchen I found a total Hazard wires not installed in a junction box and spliced inside the wall even though it took a little extra time it is my duty to fix any hazards that I find and I will do so the project was a bit difficult as the plumber had a vent pipe in the location where the switch box should have been but with my knowledge of equipment and products available I was able to find a shallow box and install it without disturbing the plumbing or the finish on the sheetrock
Not a particularly difficult job but while looking at a circuit breaker that did not appear to be tripped test equipment is necessary to determine the problem and correcting it was easy as replacing the circuit breaker sometimes you can't believe the circuit breaker is off unless you have a proper test meter I carry most varieties of common circuit breakers in stock in my utility trucks and vans so the customer doesn't have to pay the extra time to go shopping you can't always have what you need but I find I will stocked van will save the customer time and money
One of the best inventions in the last few years is a wire tracing tool that sniffs the path of the wire through walls and ceilings and makes it easy to determine its path even through a 4-unit apartment building I was able to locate the path of the unknown While others had given up on and was able to correct the problem within an hour you gotta love new technology. During my investigation I found one unscrupulous tenants had tapped into the house power to supply electricity into his unit I inform the landlord of the problem and corrected it to save her money off of her house Power electric bill sad people do that