I am trying to help my mother...she is 66 years old and lives alone. She recently moved into a new house that was built mid 1950's. There appears to have been some updates done to the electrical outlets and some of them are giving us fits. Extended extended explanation to follow. [more inside]
I hired an electrician to upgrade my service, and I just found some live tube ferrule wiring beneath a bathroom floor (he promised me none of it would be live). What actions can I take against the electrician? [more inside]
Hooray! I got my employers' approval to get some electrical work we've badly needed for a long time in our lab/office suite done. I have no word-of-mouth recommendations of local electricians to go on, so I'm checking around online and trying to get quotes. As such, I have a few questions on how to most effectively screen for quality, recognize a fair price for the work, and deal with the etiquette aspects of the quoting process. [more inside]
Upgrading electric wiring in an old house. Help me sound smart when I call contractors. [more inside]
Just moved into a new apartment with older electric service. I have a few related questions about how my wiring works, and I'd greatly appreciate your input. [more inside]
How do I hook up this commercial oven without frying it or myself? [more inside]
DryerFilter -- In an early 20th century apartment in San Francisco, which is cheaper to achieve a dryer (i.e., the appliance that accompanies a washer): hiring an electrician to install 220 voltage, or hiring a plumber to run a gas line from the stove? Which is ultimately more energy efficient? [more inside]
Where can I find good electricians, plumbers, handymen, and whatnot in Baltimore? Is there a centralized resource where people can find out who's good, who's cheap, whose repair work is going to need repairing by another contractor, etc etc? Must one rely on word-of-mouth or blindly picking a name from the phonebook?