Peter McCarthy Electric Co., Inc. - Specializing in Older Buildings in Chicago
Adventures in Old House Wiring....

Humboldt Park Service all Finished!

Electrician Chicago Service upgrade Electrical service Hyde ParkElectrician Chicago Service upgrade Electrical service Hyde ParkElectrician Chicago Service upgrade Electrical service Hyde ParkElectrician Chicago Service upgrade Electrical service Hyde ParkElectrician Chicago Service upgrade Electrical service Hyde ParkWell we finished this new 200 Amp service in Humboldt Park last week.
I am very proud of my crew. They removed the old decrepit 100 Amp Service and installed this brand new 200 Amp Service in very cold and challenging conditions. The two circuit breaker panels are furnished with brand-new GE circuit breakers. We re-routed all of the wiring that had been leading to the apartments from the old panels to the new ones and traced each circuit to identify the loads.  We grounded the equipment properly as Chicago Electrical Code mandates. WE also converted the basement light switches so that the lighting could be turned on and off from multiple locations, one being at the back door. Very handy for coming into the dark basement at night! We also added  GFCI receptacle for plugging in misc items as necessary.  The electrical safety quotient at this building went up 110% after this job! The still have some cloth-covered wire in the walls, I am sure. But rewiring can not begin until you have enough spece in your circuit breaker panel to add new circuits. So they are well on the way!

Pics:

Top:
Two brand new GE circuit breaker panels.

Second:
New meter socket with ground rod and leveled and plum 2" rigid conduit riser emanating from the far side.

Third:
Work in Progress. The two new GE circuit breaker panels have been mounted, and the two old panels and meter housings waiting for the circuits to be transferred, disconnected and the equipment demolished.

Fourth:
Old riser pipe. Strapped in a very careless fashion with dry wall screws. Can you say garbage?

Fifth:
Old service head with cables coming out of it. Note the cracked and missing insulation on the main hot wires! This job was more overdue than the clients knew.

Peter McCarthy Electric Co., Inc.  Chicago, IL Electrician  Hyde Park
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