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Jun 13 19

Point Breeze Rewire

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric spent a couple days in Point Breeze getting this three bedroom two bathroom property roughed in.  The house was fully gutted and totally reframed.  All new mechanics are being put in.  Over 30 four inch recessed lights were installed and provisions were made for ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living room.  The house was wired to code with some extra dedicated lines being run in the kitchen for appliances.  Keep a look out for the finish article on this house to come in a few weeks.  For all your Electrical needs contact your Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Lauterborn Electric.  Click Images to Enlarge.

May 29 19

100 to 200 amp service upgrade in Wissahickon

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric was called out to the Wissahickon section of the City of Philadelphia for an estimate on a main electrical service upgrade. The customer was very informed as to what he wanted. After an extensive search on Google and Yelp he selected us to upgrade his service. The existing electrical panel was overcrowded and undersized. The main service cable and metering were frayed, corroded and outdated. The images show the before and after the completed job. Updated grounding was completed including driving a ground rod and bonding the cold water meter. A new back board was also installed to mount the new bigger equipment. For all of your Electrical needs contact you Philadelphia Electrician Lauterborn Electric. Click on images to enlarge.

May 20 19

100 AMP Service in Port Richmond

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric was called out to Port Richmond after a young lady bought the home she grew up in. The 100 amp service was frayed and the neutral wire was not even connected, so they were completing the service through the ground wire that was attached to the cold water pipe. The pictures show the before and after and shows how we pipe the cable all the way up to protect it. We also installed a 30 circuit panel as they look to update their home. For all your Electric needs contact your Philadelphia Licensed Electrician Lauterborn Electric. Click Images to Enlarge.

Apr 10 19

Electrical safety when plugging in your window AC this summer

by Lauterborn Electric

With the dog days of summer quickly approaching and heat waves ready to make us very uncomfortable, now is the perfect time to game plan for your cooling options. To avoid electrical issues this summer, it is important to understand the wiring in your home and where you are plugging in to. Every summer, Lauterborn Electric receives phone calls as to power issues related to window air conditioner units. The issue we mostly see is air conditioning units plugged into general purpose or receptacles with outdated knob and tube wiring. Lauterborn Electric recommends understanding the wiring in your home and having a proper receptacle to plug into for your window air conditioner units. This is essential to keeping cool and safe during the hot summer months. For all of your electrical needs contact your Philadelphia Licensed Electrician Lauterborn Electric. Click Images to Enlarge.

Apr 2 19

Kitchen Remodel Knob and Tube

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric was called for an estimate after a home owner was looking to remove a non-load bearing wall in his kitchen and inside the wall this is what he found.  The Knob and Tube in the picture was in the wall they opened up. That knob and tube worked most of the kitchen circuits and did some of the upstairs lighting and outlets.  The home owner was unaware that they had knob and tube in their house and now have a bigger job on their hands.  They wanted a simple solution for the knob and tube but the only solution we have for knob and tube is removal and rewiring.  For all your Electrical needs contact your Philadelphia Electrician Lauterborn Electric. Click Images to Enlarge.

Mar 21 19

It’s time to call your Electrician…

by Lauterborn Electric

When your meter looks like this

When the inside of your exhaust fan looks like this

When your receptacle looks like this

When your electrical panel looks like this

When your wiring looks like this

When you can’t put the cover back on your panel

When squirrels chewed up your wiring

When PECO shuts you down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. When you can’t put the cover back on your panel
  2. When your wiring looks like this
  3. When your meter looks like this
  4. When squirrels chewed up your wiring
  5. When PECO shuts you down
  6. When the inside of your exhaust fan looks like this
  7. When your electrical panel looks like this
  8. When your receptacle looks like this

For all of your electrical needs contact your Licensed Philadelphia  Electrician Lauterborn Electric. Click on images to enlarge

Mar 4 19

Burning Down the House (Duplex)

by Lauterborn Electric

A landlord called Lauterborn Electric because a tenant had half power in the upper unit of a duplex.  When we arrived at the duplex the wiring although sloppy was newer.  When we opened up the panel we found it had half power. We then went to the meter bank which was telling us that they were receiving the right power from PECO.  We had to be let into the first floor unit because the main disconnect for both units were in the basement. The pictures show what we saw.  What we found was scary and could have led to some real problems. The main disconnect for the upstairs unit was an enclosure that was rated to only handle 60 amps which was undersized for the power running through it.  We recommended upgrading the service coming into the property as it was undersized and installing the proper disconnect for the unit.  For all your Electrical needs contact your Philadelphia Licensed Electrician Lauterborn Electric.  Click Images to Enlarge.

Feb 25 19

Fixtures. Fixtures, and more Lighting Fixtures

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric has been busy lately doing all kinds of different jobs from knob and tube rewires to replacing main electrical services.  We felt like it was a good time to show off some of the recent light fixtures, ceiling fans and recessed lighting fixtures that our valued customers in the Philadelphia area have had us install.  For all your Electrical needs contact your Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Lauterborn Electric.  Click Images to Enlarge.

Feb 18 19

Nice Picture, No that’s a TV

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric was in Olde Kensington to mount a wall mounted television and a Nest doorbell.  The customers did not have an existing hard wired doorbell so wiring had to be run to provide power to the “Hello” Nest.  They also decided against having a chime and opted to just get notifications on their phones.  As for the TV, they wanted it installed over the fire place.  The Television we installed was a Samsung “The Frame.” It looks just like a picture frame and mounts super close to the wall.  The pictures do not do this TV justice but Click on the Images to see the end result.  This TV not only looks like a picture frame, it also gives you different picture options to show on the screen when you are not using the television.  For all your Electrical needs contact your Philadelphia Electrician Lauterborn Electric.

Feb 13 19

Don’t get caught with your lights out

by Lauterborn Electric

Lauterborn Electric often sees main electrical services that are in various stages of decay. Some property owners with such issues are either unaware or just hoping that their service will remain on especially during the cold winter months. The images show the main service cable that failed to the point of power outage. The images also show our new installation. This main service failed and the homeowner waited several days for PECO to arrive only to be notified that they needed an electrician. Luckily we were available and the weather cooperated with us. Losing your electric is no fun, like not having conveniences we take for granted such as lights, heat, and all of your electronics. Lauterborn Electric recommends checking your service equipment from time to time to avoid costly emergency costs due to power outage.  If unsure of what to look for you can always send images of your service cable, meter box, and main electrical panel to Lauterborn Electric. We would gladly evaluate and provide advice and guidance as to the condition of your main electrical service. For all of your electrical needs contact your Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Lauterborn Electric. Click on images to enlarge.