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Lawn & Landscaping
I had Roger and his son Andrew from Sunshine Electric work on two outdoor 120 volt lighting problems and re-wire a non-functioning timer on a ceiling fan in our living room. The first two issues were pretty basic - found a bad connection in a prior repair to the wire leading to the swimming pool light. And in the living room, they removed an old ceiling fan timer that had quit working years ago and rewired the fan switch so it would work without the timer. First two problems solved in a little more than an hour. The last one was more interesting and took several hours over the course of a week. I had day/night photo sensor and two driveway lights on lampposts installed about a year ago by a landscaping contractor. He tied in to the existing line for a street address light we have mounted on a post in our front yard. The line leading to the light has a GFCI installed in it since it is located outside. When the rains came last winter, the GFCI tripped and wouldn't reset until the ground dried out a bit. It would reset for a few days, then trip. After a while, it wouldn't reset for more than a few hours. There was obviously a break in a wire somewhere... And I didn't want to mess with it, so I called Sunshine Electric after seeing some good reviews on Angie's List. Roger and Andrew showed-up, and methodically began testing the lamppost wiring that the landscape contractor had installed, one by one, in order to find out which run had the break in it. They had to leave after each test, because it took a few hours for the GFCI to trip and reveal where the problem was or wasn't. I wasn't in a big rush to get the lights working again, and they didn't mind coming by three or four times on separate days to troubleshoot and fix the problem. After several hours over the course of a week they discovered the problem was a nick in the insulation of one of the lamppost light wires, about 4" from tie-in point. In the end, they ran new wire to one of my lampposts, removed and replaced most of what turned out to be a very sub-standard electrical job the year before and made sure things were working absolutely perfect. I am very pleased with their work, and with what they charged - just a little over $500. I will definitely use them again and refer them to others.