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Robert Wilber

Licensed Philadelphia electrician serving Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. I install and repair residential, commercial and industrial wiring and lighting. Troubleshooting and repair of problems that stump other people is my favorite. I am willing to help people figure out why things don`t work. I understand motor controls, transformers and machine wiring. I do not teach basics to novices or do free design work.

Bob Sponaugle

Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details. Please note that I am a homeowner who is self-taught. I know a lot, but I am not an electrician. I always base my answers on following the rules. If you are asking me how to jury-rig something, you probably won't like my answer.

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2016-11-16 Fire shooting out of outlet:

The outlet is damaged, and needs to be replaced. Whether anything else was damaged, would have to be checked.  Most likely if you replace the outlet, and everything works, everything else is OK. If it

2016-11-10 Dirty Power Causing Erros for Electronic Interfaces??:

It sounds like the problem is your whole house. It can either be in your panel or somewhere in the grid to your panel. You can try to contact the power company.  They should be able to determine if it

2016-11-09 Dirty Power Causing Erros for Electronic Interfaces??:

If you have a double pole breaker, then you probably have a shared neutral wire (both circuits using one neutral wire).  When this gets loose or disconnected, the voltage will change.  I would tighten

2016-11-06 burns neutral wire going to ouside meter:

This is probably caused by a loose wire.  A loose neutral can not only start a fire at your house, but cal also start a fire at a neighbor's house.  The neutral will follow the ground wire, overloading

2016-10-26 Wiring:

Yes, you definitely need to change the wiring, or you'll have 240 volts and ruin the motor.    If the white wire is on the circuit breaker, remove it from the breaker and place it where most of the other

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