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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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2017-02-07 No power in living room:

Resetting a breaker without fixing the problem is a fire waiting to happen.  Do you know where the rumble is coming from? Paying an electrician is still cheaper than dealing with a fire. Unfortunately

2017-02-03 Wiring for under cabinet lighting:

Robert Wilber  Philadelphia Licensed Electrician  Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765  *  LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer]

2017-02-01 upgraded HVAC:

It depends on the wire. However, it would have to be a very large house.  But, if you don't know the gauge of the wire, you really can't do much anyway, other than get an electrician to look at it. The

2017-01-31 upgraded HVAC:

Yes, it could cause a fire.  If the wire is number 10, it can have only a 30 amp breaker. If it is number 8 (larger), it could usually have a 40 amp breaker.  But it depends on the type of wire and the

2017-01-31 weird switch issue:

In a 3 way set up, colors of the wires don't mean too much.  The odd colored screw are more likely to be black, but not always.  See if you can find 2 wires in one cable with the third wire from another

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