Electrical Wiring in the Home/Expert Profile

Will Babbitt


Electrical issues of all types, wiring, control, appliances, components, specialty in Electric MOTOR or APPARATUS trouble shooting, electric motors, electrical problems, single phase, three phase, DC, capacitors, elevator MG-Sets, modifications, reverse engineering, VFD Drives, single to three phase convertors. Repair of most any electrical/mechanical/electronic apparatus, OEM, AC, DC, Industrial Applications, Three phase, single phase failure mode, determining the root cause of the equipment failure BEFORE failure repeats, Antique appliances, electric motors, fans, ceiling fans, base mount fans, poor equipment performance, Modifications, habitual failures, vibration, redesign, obsolete issues, collectible items restored, rewinding. Owner of EMR Repair Inc www.emrrepair.com More information on electric motors, under Engineering/Motors Ask about any electrical or mechanical problems in the home, office, or even at your work. B2B or business to business CONSULTING I can do but it would be a much more complex issue, that would require a significant amount of time. repair@mearservice.com from there we can discuss and begin work on about anything. Industrial electric motors, controls, troubleshooting, vibration, alignment, any type of industrial or commercial electric/electrcical equipment For the home owner, renter, apartment if you have odd things going on, describe to me, photos are normally very helpful, appliances, heating and air conditioning issues, light switches, installation, DIY PROJECTS FOR THOSE NOT EDUCATED IN ELECTRICAL, we can do some things, but for safety and sanity reasons, I may refer you to a local electrician, and help you find one, help you with pricing and even speak directly with anyone you hire if you have issues,

Experience in the area

Over thirty years with a major repair and sales company, VP of Operations, and former owner of my own specialty repair shops, MEAR Services local to Kansas City Missouri EMR Repair Inc., located in Kansas City Missouri, 2014 sold both businesses to JCI Industries, Lee's Summit Missouri wbabbitt@jciind.com Evaluation and repair of electrical/mechanical apparatus. Electrical and mechanical repairs, trouble shooting including, vibration and balance issues. About.com provides this service, and the huge costs to provide help on about any subject. They provide the servers, the people to vet the experts, costs that would be the same as operating a good sized business, They should be appreciated for what they do, the huge costs and the great help they provide for free, Electric motor questions, can be answered here but there is a dedicated category that has other experts to help and add to a solution. Other common questions, are noises in the walls, breakers tripping, devices not starting or shutting down for no apparent reason, smoke alarms buzzing, thermostat change outs, or sizing wire or needing information for a new project, but anything can be resolved, anything, with enough effort and patience, DIY, with electrical is possible, but in most cases the use of a simple ohm meter or volt meter is needed, they can be purchased at any hardware store for a few bucks. If you have smoke, or smell smoke, don't be writing me, call 911 the Fire Department has no problem looking for smoke smells, better then spraying water on a blazing fire. DO NOT GET CAUGHT INVESTIGATING AND TRAPPED IN A BASEMENT LOOKING FOR A BLOWER FAILING< As to the tip jar, it is up to you, it is appreciated, every expert spends out of pocket that I know, we spend on IP time, computer wear, printing documents, books, and of course our time, but if we prevent a $400 service call, we did well,


Former IBEW, EASA, IEEE, UL, ..............




10 plus years, various Technical Schools, followed by Industrial College Credit and non Credit Courses, electronics courses, experience in most any electrical apparatus, electric motors and generators, AC OR DC, fractional to above 5000HP, other electrical apparatus, slip rings, sleeve [plain] bearings, lubrication, identification-no data plate, control components, service and sales. I have continued night schools for decades, the list is extensive. I have been in the business of repairing most anything with wires or mechanical parts for decades, I have some helpful hints and directions you won't have to dig up. Or hopefully not have to pay a huge service call invoice to find.

Awards and Honors


Past/Present Clients

Federal Government, National Weather Service, NOAA, Commercial Power Plants, Major Vehicle Manufacturers, Printers, Other industrial and Commercial Businesses

What do you like about this subject?

Satisfaction of resolving issues that have been constant and or habitual, where no other sources of help are available.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To keep up with the advancements in technology. Grow our own small business here in Kansas City. We are available for consultation, expert witness, repair and sales of electrical/mechanical/electronic devices. Restoration/redesign of antique or obsolete equipment.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

ANY electrical/mechanical device or system, may be flawed from manufacturer to installation. The SIMPLE solution is usually the most overlooked. NEVER ASSUME THE CIRCUIT/ASSEMBLY/DEVICE was ever CORRECT. Most devices that begin to shake or vibrate, are not out of balance! Many times prior mistakes are unknowingly copied.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

IT IS COMMON THAT SOMEONE BEFORE YOU MADE A MISTAKE ON THE ORIGINAL INSTALLATION OR DEVICE, BE IT REPAIRED OR NEW FROM THE BOX. NEVER ASSUME WHAT IS ALREADY THERE IS OR WAS CORRECT. If a repair professional gives you information that doesn't make sense to you, it probably doesn't make sense period. If in doubt, get another opinion.

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Recent Answers from Will Babbitt

2015-06-23 Breaker Box:

Let me answer the last question first. Absolutely. If it were reasonable for you to visit my volunteer space or my business, prior to taking advice I would encourage that, and in my business, I hold free

2015-06-22 Breaker Box:

Have to put in a fused disconnect   is that a physical need or is that because I mentioned it,?    YOU don't have to have a fused disconnect for a repair,  it was just an option,  better than spliced wires

2015-06-20 Burning smell from a/c:

I am concerned how you are doing,  have you been able to find some help or a contractor?    In addition to unplugging  even better is to turn off the breaker to the circuits where you saw light or arc

2015-06-16 Breaker Box:

http://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/39798/is-it-against-code-to-splice-wires-      No insurance I take it?    It can be done as far as being as safe as a solid wire if done

2015-06-03 Same switch, different voltages:

L & T Ratings    An "L" rating denotes the ability of a switch to handle the initial high inrush characteristics of a Tungsten Filament Lamp on AC voltage only. A "T" rating is the equivalent lamp load


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