Biltmore House – Power Panel

This is really incredible to see. The technology that was being used at that time is truly amazing, and the fact that it was used until 1990 is great.
While it may not be that massive, if you have an electrical service that is aging and would like to have one of our electricians come inspect and give an estimate to bring it up to date, give us a call!

Part of Biltmore House Power Panel

From the Biltmore House Facebook post:

“While Biltmore House remains closed at this time, we hope you enjoy this peek at the sub-basement, where the original heating and power equipment still stand!
Biltmore was designed with “state-of-the-art” technology of the time. That is evident in Biltmore’s Sub-Basement where the original heating and power equipment still stand. This switchboard measures seven by sixteen feet and is made of four slabs of solid marble chosen for its insulating properties.
This switchboard was used until April of 1990 at which time it was determined to be inadequate to accommodate the needs of the House.”
Electrical Panel at Biltmore House
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Warning! Don’t do this! by your Raleigh Service Electrician

“It doesn’t take much to be electrocuted, fatally electrocuted just by an outlet in a wall socket,” Plymouth, Massachusetts, Fire Chief Ed Bradley said.

Rleigh Electrical Troubleshooting - burned outlets

 

There is a new awfully-stupid challenge going around on kids’ social media, called the “outlet challenge” – involving partially plugging a phone charger into an outlet and then touching a penny to the exposed prongs.  Obviously unsafe, fire officials are warning that the action could cause fire or serious injury.

See the video, for full report.

Raleigh Service Electrician - for schools and residential service

See your Raleigh service electrician for any electrical troubleshooting you may need at your home.

Breaker Panel Repair

This panel got water in it and rusted through, also caused lots of corrosion and oxidization around the connections. All new again and ready for the new Homebuyers. What’s the inside of your panel look like? Tip top shape? Or in need of repair? Most people don’t know.

For residential or commercial electricians, talk to the the experts at ARC Electric for your Raleigh breaker panel upgrade / Cary fuse box upgrade

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Some lights getting brighter while others are dimmer?

Some lights getting brighter while others are dimmer? Appliances and electronics acting funny?