Archive for January 2012
Emergency electrical repair
This old Meter base, had an electrical short…..fortunately there was no electrical fire! if you look closely at the top center of the meter base you can see that the wires are discolored and blown completely through. the meter base also dark black and discolored because of the electrical short. PSE disconnected the power to…Read More
the most violent residential electrical storm damage
The 2 inch rigid mast on top of this meter base was ripped completely off. It landed about 20 feet away! The amazing thing was, it happened with such force, it yanked the “guts” right out of the inside of the meter base. If you look closely you can still see the connections from the…Read More
This 200amp electrical service was ripped right off the house!
The ice storm broke branches with enough force to rip this service and even the meter base right of the house. We completely reinstalled the service, in one day over the weekend, and Pse had them reconnected the next day.Read More
Electrical mast broken in half
During Seattle’s terrible Jan 19th ice storm there was widespread damage to overhead electrical wires. This homeowner called after a tree branch smashed and destroyed the wires feeding power to their home. This old style 100 amp meter base doesnt meet current code and must be upgraded as part ofthe repair in almost all cases.…Read More
200 amp service upgrade
With no other options, we relocated the electrical panel from behind the fridge in the kitchen to the outside of the house. We are great at coming up with creative solutions. The home owner told us that we were 1000 dollars less than the competition.Read More
Overhead Mast repair
Tree branches fell on the utility power lines at East Hill Optometry. It was hit so hard it bent the steel mast! We performed the repairs that same day. We pulled the permit and passed with flying colors the next day.Read More
The infamous Seattle ice storm.Widespread power outages Jan 2012
What a crazy ice storm! Washington Electric equips its vehicles with snow tires during the winter to serve our customers no matter how bad the weather may get. Out on the roads we saw much of this damage first hand. SEATTLE — Gov. Chris Gregoire issued a State of Emergency Thursday after snow, ice and…Read More
Payless shoes called us up to troubleshoot their exit signs after the seattle fire marshall performed a safety inspection
Danger! The outside metal case of the electrical meter was "hot". One of my electrical probes is in the wet dirt and the other is to the outside of the metal case…27v! We traced the problem back to a underground faulted cable. Underground cable fault locating is an art. It can be difficult.
Main beaker interlock install along with whole house surge arresstor. Give me a call and ask me why these are so much better than regular transfer switches?
This homeowner had access to all the circuits that feed Power into their home during am outage. click hereRead More