View Full Version : Electric
08-03-2007, 06:08 PM
I am an electrician's apprentice. I am very comfortable doing most residential jobs(lights, recepticles, breaker panels, etc.) and will back up my work with warranties. Low rates, free estimates. Dayton area. PM me with any questions/requests.
08-03-2007, 08:43 PM
i,ll keep my eyes open for u
08-06-2007, 09:30 PM
09-27-2007, 02:24 PM
Wish you were closer. I need to have some stuff looked at for a project I want to do.
09-27-2007, 02:29 PM
So could I. I got a breaker that keeps popping when my daughter turns on the hair dryer while the wife irons or visversa.
09-27-2007, 02:44 PM
Looks like you have that breaker maxed :D
If you find someone let me know. I'm trying to put in a small workshop in my basement and want to have my breaker box updated (it's old) and was thinking about running a new line down to the shop.
09-27-2007, 03:37 PM
Nick - it's really not all that hard to do yourself. I really only know enough to hurt myself and did it all without any problems. Just so you know, electrical work scares the crap outta me too!!
When I finished my basement, I ran all new lines for the can lights, seperated the existing lights, added switches (5), ran a new (dedicated) line for the sump and put in new breakers -plus ran all the outlets (like 9) and put in a special plug for the tanning bed.
09-27-2007, 03:45 PM
I'm not worried about adding switches or lights. Swapping out the box and adding a new feed to the workshop is my concern. I don't even have a problem with that really besides routing the new line to the shop. I have a buddy that works for the electric company that can come out and shut off power from the meter so I don't have to worry about zapping myself.
It's just getting the work done in a timely matter and without destroying my finished basement that frightens me a bit :D
09-27-2007, 08:31 PM
I don't know what I put on it to max it? lol We built the house and it never did it before. Can the breakers get weak? I use to plug in the semi into that same line. Them block heaters draw some amps.
09-28-2007, 06:18 AM
Hmmm that is strange. I have no idea.
09-30-2007, 08:20 PM
I have seen breakers not hold after they get older, its not common but I have seen it. If they are using the iron and hair dryer at the same time you are probably overloading the circuit if its wired to a 20 amp breaker.
A clothes iron draws about 9 amps.
A hair dryer draws about 10 amps.
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2013, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.