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post #7 of Old 01-08-2013
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Re: Seattle electronics recomenndations?

If you're absolutely desperate, Shilshole has business cards from various folks on its bulletin board, including electrical work. However, by the time you do your homework on them (check the business license for outstanding lawsuits, do interviews, call references), you may as well tackle the problem yourself.

To me, electrical is simple, much simpler than diesel engines or plumbing. A couple basic tools, a book like Charlie Wing's that contains step-by-step diagnostic Q&A, and I can figure out what's not working and how to fix it.

Your first few times plonking around should be on 12-volt DC systems. Be very careful aroud AC until you are more familiar with electrical wiring. Always disconnect your shore power and turn off all AC breakers before you start work. After that, have fun and enjoy the process! Things are easy to learn, confidence builds quickly, and it's a great feeling to know you can tame the lightning.
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