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posted on Jun 27th, 2014
electrical
Old Fuse Panels
Old fuse panels are very common and should be replaced. Changing fuses can be hazardous. Over-sized fuses are dangerous. read more
posted on Mar 10th, 2011
Ask Mike - Tips
electrical
Old, Original Electrical Services
Thousands of older East Bay homes still have the original 90+ year old electric services. These are fused systems which are often limited to a maximum of 30 amps. These systems were designed for a home with a few lamps and maybe a radio. Times have... read more
posted on Mar 10th, 2011
electrical
Dangerous Electrical Boxes
All electrical boxes require covers and should not be overfilled with wires. Black electrical tape is almost never a proper fix. read more
posted on Mar 10th, 2011
electrical
Subpanel Placement
Stand on the oven door, grab the microwave handle, and reset that circuit breaker! What could go wrong? Building permits and city inspections are required for electrical modifications. Electrical panels must be in readily accessible locations. read more