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If you are stumped while on a residential wiring project we can help. Whether you are at home installing your new light fixture or updating electrical device its no problem. Thinking maintenance while installing can be helpful also we can help by giving you free answers to your questions. Make sure you register. Finish reading this page and follow the links to get registered.
Building electrical systems have been our business for over 25 years. We have always been open to answering electrical wiring and mechanical questions on and off the job. We have earned the trust of many and continue to gain many positive and thankful customers in both commercial and residential.
Here on this website we give free electrical wiring answers. The free answers are given to the ones that register, then ask a question. The questions must be directly related to your home electric wiring. If needed, we can help you with simple troubleshooting in order to get the answer that makes you comfortable. The more complicated troubleshooting issues may require you calling a local licensed electrician close to your home.
Re: residential wiring, we give help with sizing fuse box feeders, branch circuit sizing, grounding, kitchen wiring, GFCI, ARC-FAULT breakers, bathroom wiring, AFCI devices, installation techniques and orderly troubleshooting. All ANSWERED FREE! I am a retired Licensed Master Electrician along with having obtained necessary qualifications for HVAC livense, Mechanical and Solar systems. I am qualified for most types low/high voltage control work, smart systems, fire alarm systems, industrial controls, mechanical controls, new breaker panel installs, remodels, home generator installs, along with complete commercial building wiring installations, etc.
newsflash: These days due to the economy, many building contractors are not to picky when bidding due to lack of work. For example, some may choose to install new building wiring which is the best type of work. Some times fill in schedules with re-working the old electrical systems or remodels, which is not the best type of work. Choices can be made in order to maximize profit from a wide variety of projects. Some more examples of such projects are residential remodels, mix commercial-residential, mix new with old.
Being an electrical contractor for 30 years forces you to be very thorough in many areas. The areas you normally wouldn’t give 10 minutes a month are the things we have to think about 24 hours a day to keep things rolling.
- Have disciplined supervisors.
- Determines profit and loss before it happens.
- Have electrician with proper skills before project begins.
- Bad field drawings could ruin a job.
- All skill sets and mindsets make this business work.
- Labor skill set strengths and weaknesses make or break labor columns.
- Discipline mindsets with proper paperwork skills can make or break material cost.
- Have great estimators to keep the labor cost in check
- At the end of every job, if we have worked hard the money should work itself out.
There are many more types of electrical skill sets. Some are:
- Companies that are replacing old incandescent fixtures w/LED bulbs
- modern lighting landscape designs
- bidding at volume prices for discount sales
- lowering the power load of existing electrical services with green energy
- Installing power generator sets outside green buildings
We do not list any instructions on this site, we answer the questions you ask the best we can and leave the answers posted for anyone to refer to. There are a couple of topics we address for safety reasons. We feel it is very important to let everyone know this type of business could be very dangerous and is not a game. Again, if you plan to follow any answers as instructions please be careful because the answers are not meant as instructions. If you feel you need more information, it may help to ask again with any additional questions you feel you need to ask.
Quality electricians are around your area, look for small business types. Most of the time, licensed small shop electricians are the most helpful, experienced and might be “in person” on your scheduled service call.
Some basic helpful planning tips below for most any home electric wiring installation:
Carefully plan for your installation and if drawings are required use up to date city approved drawings with a city stamp.
Plan your electrical lay out by measuring wire lengths before making any copper wire purchases. This will help you with any mistakes on the cost of copper wire.
Managing material and labor cost daily during entire scope of project
Safety – Keep your children and pets away from all live wiring and non- live circuits. While you have ceiling, walls and electrical boxes open, put 6 mil (a mil is one thousandths of an inch) plastic over doorways using nail strips. Keep all rooms closed off until you are sure you are finished and all boxes are closed.
Be safe and keep others safe!
- Challenge yourself!
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