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Mar 23 17

Screened Porch Addition

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn ElectricWe were recently in Penn Valley just outside of Philadelphia working on an addition for a screened porch. The job included running a dedicated circuit for outlets and ceiling fans. The outlets we installed were GFCI protected, weather resistant and tamper resistant. We also installed weather covers for additional protection. Outdoor ceiling fans with matching light kits were also installed. A switch and a fan control were installed to control the ceiling fans. The pictures show part of the rough wiring and the finished product. For all of your electrical needs contact you licensed Philadelphia electricians Lauterborn Electric. Click images to enlarge.

Mar 8 17

Extension Cord Danger

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn ElectricExtension cords are not meant to be permanent installations. However some people overuse them to a potentially dangerous level. When grounded electrical cords are used with a cheater and plugged into an ungrounded device the danger is increased. We were called to a Mount Airy home recently that was using this exact set up. What prevented a potential fire was the cheap plugs melting off of its metal connections. To avoid this dangerous situations you can avoid using extension cords and have a qualified electrician install grounded outlets in places you need them. For all of your electrical needs contact your Philadelphia licensed electricians Lauterborn Electric. Click images to enlarge.

Mar 2 17

Upgrading a basement to living space in Bala Cynwyd

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Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn ElectricLauterborn Electric has done numerous projects for this young family in Bala Cynwyd just outside Philadelphia since they purchased their home about 8 years ago.  The work included installing recessed lighting and mounting a television above their fireplace in their living room area to rewiring their children’s bedrooms. Tamper resistant devices were also installed as per electrical code. The safety conscious couple with young children endorsed our recommendation of installing smoke detectors throughout. We replaced their main electrical panel which was cluttered and had main connections corroded form water penetrating their main cable which was improperly installed. Their latest project was to finish the basement to a living/ children playing area. We installed recessed lighting with dimmers to illuminate the area and control the lighting intensity. Receptacles, USB ports, and data were also installed for convenience and use. A new powder room in the basement was installed with new lighting fixtures and a dedicated line for a GFCI receptacle.  For all of your electrical needs contact your Philadelphia licensed electricians Lauterborn Electric. Click on images to enlarge.

Feb 21 17

Track lighting in Fishtown for a retail store

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn ElectricA Fishtown local business was in dire need of some lighting in their clothing store. They reached out to Lauterborn Electric for guidance as to making their product stand out. Track lighting was the most efficient and effective way to light up the location. The existing light fixtures were removed and the junction boxes were used to power up the track lighting. The images show the before and after installation. While at the store Lauterborn Electric did some troubleshooting to also light up the exterior of the store. For all of your electrical needs contact your Philadelphia licensed electricians Lauterborn Electric. Click on images to enlarge.

Feb 15 17

Renovating a Fishtown home

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Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn ElectricLauterborn Electric recently completed another residential project in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. Like many other rewires/renovations and new lighting installations we coordinated with the contractor and also the home owner to achieve a positive result in the product. We supplied LED recessed light fixtures throughout as per the home owner’s specifications. Lutron dimmers were installed to control the lighting intensity. Customer supplied surface mounted fixtures and ceiling fans were also installed. As per all rewires, smoke detectors to meet electrical codes and dedicated lines into the kitchen area to supply appliances and counter GFCIs were installed. The images show some of the lighting. For all of your electrical needs, contact your licensed Philadelphia electricians Lauterborn Electric. Click on images to enlarge.

Feb 7 17

The Pine Street project finally completed

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Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn ElectricThe original scope of work at this center city of Philadelphia home was a kitchen and 2 bathroom renovations. When the demolition of this project began it exposed a much larger issue. The exposed exisitng wiring was a combination of older KT (knob & tube) and BX armored cable. This older wiring was prevalent throughout the home. We at Lauterborn Electric recommended a complete rewire and the new home owners agreed. Notching of walls and ceilings was necessary throughout to allow for fishing and running of new lines. Completely renovating two master bedrooms as well as a family room were also added to the scope of work. A larger main service was required to allow for additional circuitry. Hard wired smoke detectors in all bedrooms with combination carbon monoxide/ smoke detectors in hallway areas adjacent to all bedrooms was also in the plans. This very challenging project finally came to a successful conclusion and attached are some of the before and after images. For all of your electrical needs contact your licensed Philadelphia electricians Lauterborn Electric. Click on images to enlarge.

Jan 18 17

Manayunk 100 AMP Service

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric was called to Manayunk by new home buyers who needed a new 100 amp service.  They had an inspection report done on the property and the inspector noted that the cable was frayed and water had compromised the meter socket.  The panel was also undersized, so we gave them a new 100 amp service.  The pictures show the outside before and after. The new service was piped in PVC to help protect it from the elements.  For all your electrical needs contact your Philadelphia electrician Lauterborn Electric. Click Images to Enlarge.

Dec 29 16

2016 A Year in Review

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn ElectricLauterborn Electric enjoyed another successful year in 2016. We are thankful to our loyal customers as well as new customers we gained this year. The images show some of our work as well as the Lauterborn Electric crew enjoying Christmas. From complete rewires to replace knob and tube wiring, to troubleshooting blinking lights throughout the City of Philadelphia our year was very busy and rewarding. We are looking forward to the 2017 year. Keep an eye out for our new truck with our Lauterborn Electric Logo. May our family, friends and customers have a prosperous New Year! For all of your electrical needs contact your licensed Philadelphia Electrician Lauterborn Electric. Click Images to Enlarge.

Dec 9 16

Knob and Tube Wiring in Center City Philadelphia

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn ElectricWe recently were in Center City Philadelphia to clean up some knob and tube wiring for a Lauterborn Electric repeat customer who recently purchased a home. The home inspection report read that the knob and tube wiring was relegated to the second floor front bedroom and dining room light. When we started removing the knob and tube wiring we discovered the wiring in the receptacles in the dining room and hall ways including the 3way switching system between floors was also knob and tube wiring. The images show a receptacle in the dining room which was boot legged (rigged to give the appearance of a grounded receptacle). Not only is this practice against all electrical codes, it can cause damage to sensitive electronic equipment and become a shock hazard. To remove the wiring we needed to create an opening in the living room ceiling to allow for the new wiring. The images show the clean opening of the plaster/wood lathe ceiling which was done with a grinder. Once we completed the wiring and installed all devices, the relieved to have the knob and tube removed customer contacted her patch/drywall mechanic to close the opening. For all of your electrical needs, including knob and tube removal, contact your Philadelphia licensed electrician Lauterborn Electric. Click Images to Enlarge.

Nov 23 16

Adding New Wiring in Older Homes

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn Electric Lauterborn ElectricWe often receive calls from customers who want to add circuitry in their older houses. Some want to remodel kitchens which usually requires multiple new circuits to be run from panel point. However a lot of these homes have outdated electrical services with undersized and overcrowded electrical panels. In order for a qualified electrician to install new wiring in these situations, the electrical service needs to be addressed first. In most situations the electrical panel will need to be replaced with a new one in order to create more space. The pictures show original overcrowded and outdated panels and the new replacement panels. If you are looking to make upgrades in your older home your first step should be evaluating your main electrical service. For all of your electrical needs contact your licensed Philadelphia Electricians Lauterborn Electric. Click images to enlarge.