Unsafe Outlet Installation

Lauterborn Electric was recently called out to a home of a return customer in Mount Airy. This problem was caused by a combination of poor workmanship and cheap or perhaps knock off electrical devices.

The customer had outlets at the kitchen counter that were in need to fixing. One outlet was completely broken and the other one was also broken and improperly installed.

Some cheaper outlets break easily when the wires are overtightened on the screw terminals. In this case the original install was complete with two wires connected together on one screw terminal. This is an improper install.

We fixed these problems by splicing the wires together in the box and installing one wire to the new high quality receptacle. The pictures show the process of turning this problem into a safe installation.  

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