Lauterborn Electric Blog

When is it time to call your Electrician?
April 18, 2011

A good friend and customer called informing us that her small electric dryer had stopped working and a strong burning odor…

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Does this look like a safe installation?
April 14, 2011

The above image is what we found when we went to this home after the home owner became concerned over…

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Replacing your receptacles
April 12, 2011

Can you change an existing two prong outlet to a new three prong outlet? A two prong receptacle is an ungrounded…

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Frequently asked questions about the electric in your home
April 7, 2011

Is the wiring for your major appliances adequate? Most major appliances require a significant amount of current to operate. Appliances come…

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A simple wiring installation gone wrong
March 25, 2011

We were called out to this property because they had lost power to their receptacles on their kitchen counter. When we…

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What should your service entrance cable look like?
March 20, 2011

The first thing we see as electrical contractors when we come to your home for an electrical review or estimate is…

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Updating your electrical system
March 8, 2011

The new home owners of this property received an inspection report stating that the main panel had several violations including some…

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What should your electrical panel look like?
March 2, 2011

Can you tell the difference between a well wired electrical panel and a not so well one? If you opened up…

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What is knob and tube wiring?
February 22, 2011

Knob and tube or KT wiring was the method of wiring used in homes built from the late 1800’s to the…

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Could this be lurking behind your walls?
February 10, 2011

This image depicts several violations. We found these boxes buried behind the wall.  Junction boxes must be readily accessible, and extending…

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