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Cape Cod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Master Electrician  Lic. #14786A

 Phone: (508)-896-3418       

 

Frequently Asked Questions We Get...

 
Q. What does the label on electrical products mean?
A. Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization. Products bearing this label have passed UL's testing and are on file. The NEC (National Electrical Code) requires all electrical equipment installed to bear this mark.

Q. Can a homeowner do their own electrical work?
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Yes, in Massachusetts a homeowner can take out a permit and perform electrical work. However certain conditions apply. You may not be receiving any monetary gain from the property (i.e. rent), and it can not be a commercial building. Bart Electric recommends that you hire a professional electrical contractor, us preferred, but anyone else if you have no formal electrical background!  One mistake and the results can be catastrophic. Also some insurance companies will NOT pay if work was performed by non licensed contractors.

Q. Is it hard to change my electrical service from overhead to underground?
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In most cases no; putting your service underground is fairly straight forward. However since every job is different yours may have a few things that can complicate it such as crossing a road / paved driveway, going around your house, and long distances. All however can be done 

Q. My hair dryer keeps tripping the circuit breaker, why?
A. A hair dryer can be the most power hungry item you will plug in at home. On average they will use 1,500 Watts ( equivalent to 15 - 100 Watt light bulbs ).  New bathroom outlets are required to have a 20 Amp. ( 2400 Watt) circuit supplying them. This circuit may only feed bathroom outlets. Older homes were not required to have this and the outlets may share the same power feed as the 15 Amp. (1800 Watts) lighting circuit. When you turn the hair dryer on the circuit capacity is exceeded causing the circuit breaker to trip.

   
 

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