Brought together by our fascination with the awesome power of electricity, we are a group of electricians who started on Skype, casually chatting about anything and everything electrical. Some of us do residential work. Some do commercial work. Others do a combination of both.
Mainly, we talked about our daily experiences on the job. What type of situations did we encounter? What caused the problems? How did we handle the situation? What did we do right? What did we do wrong? How could we do better next time? What could be done to prevent the problems from recurring? Typical questions resulting in discussions that slowly but surely enriched our knowledge about the profession we are all so passionate about.
Aside from our experiences, we also shared our thoughts and ideas about the electrical world, as we call it. We have nothing but respect for each other and treat one another as equals. Through our regular communication, we have undeniably become better at our jobs as we selflessly and enthusiastically shared with each other some useful techniques, how to’s, tips, safety measures, precautionary measures, best practices, and other inputs that help make dealing with ordinary and extraordinary electrical-related situations easier and less intimidating.
From simple and minor electrical issues to complex and life-threatening ones — tripping circuit breakers, dead outlets, malfunctioning switches, faulty wiring, loose sockets, burning smells, and crackling or sizzling sounds — we spare no details so that it is easy to understand and analyze what caused the problem, how it can be fixed, and how it can be avoided in the future. No matter how long we’ve been an electrician, there is always something to be learned and what better way than listening to first-hand experiences of others who are in the same line of work.
At the onset, we traded experiences and information to help strengthen and broaden our expertise. Now we have agreed to take things further. We want to encourage other electricians to join our growing group. And instead of just helping each other, we want to share our discussions with other interested readers in the hope that they too can find useful bits of electricity-related information that they can apply to their own personal situation.
Forever grateful to Benjamin Franklin for inventing the lightning rod and discovering electricity, we hope that in time, our blog will become a valuable reference and resource that will empower electricians and consumers alike to safely get the most benefit from the wonder that is electricity.