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Robert Wilber

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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.

Experience in the area

Experience in the area I have 44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair, 480 volts and below. This is not to be confused with one week repeated two thousand times.


44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair

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I know it. Dead cold.

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Electricity kills.

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2017-01-21 Proper cable for wiring:

a 200 amp panel will say 200 amps. main breaker will say 200. 100 will say 100  . Unless your sub-panel is immediately adjacent to the main panel it needs a main breaker.  next problem...the cable to this

2016-12-24 Electrical conduction of sooty wires:

You had me going there. I had to look that one up!   It is called THHN. It is hopefully dual rated as THWN which allows burial? the W being for wet locations. I don't understand your reference to O&G.

2016-12-23 old fuse box?:

What was in the blade receivers?  If there was never anything in them then it doesn't have anything to do with your outage.  It looks like a fuse block for two fuses unless it is big enough to have had

2016-12-20 Household Appliances "Blowing Up".:

Hi Geraldine    I am not intimately familiar with wiring practices in the UK, so cannot give a thoroughly knowledgeable answer.    I do know that you use 230 volts as standard, but have some theoretical

2016-12-11 How do you determine if a junction box is charged / hot ?:

My apologies. I didn't understand what you were after.    Bring a proven ground to your location for test reference.    Plug an extension cord in somewhere and verify the ground in the cord. Set your multi-meter


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