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Category Archives for "Electrical"

Oct 04

What is an Electrical Subpanel

By JDFerris | Electrical

What is an Electrical Subpanel? An electrical subpanel is essentially a separate hub at a midpoint between the main service panel, and whatever branch circuits the wiring is going to. An electrical subpanel can also be known as a service subpanel or circuit breaker subpanel. In essence, an electrical subpanel can be considered a tiny […]

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May 28

Electrical Inspections 101

By JDFerris | Electrical

Keep Your House Safe From Electrical Threats Your home is a safe house from the world, a place to relax and enjoy your time with family and pals. Covert risks may be hiding behind the walls that threaten your safety and that of your loved ones. That’s why it’s an excellent time to discover how […]

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Dec 17

Aluminum Wiring in the Home Can be Dangerous.

By JDFerris | Electrical

Aluminum Wiring in the Home Can be Dangerous According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “Homes wired with aluminum wiring and manufactured before 1972 are 55 times more likely to have one or more connections reach “Fire Hazard Conditions” than is a home wired with copper. Identifying wiring made of aluminum, you will find wires are the color of aluminum and are easily discernible from copper and other metals. Since the early 1970s, wiring-device binding terminals for use with aluminum wire have been marked CO/ALR, which stands for  “Copper/aluminum revised.” Aluminum wire may have the word “Aluminum,” or a specific brand name, such as “Kaiser Aluminum,” marked on the wire jacket. Options for Correcting Aluminum wiring should be evaluated by a qualified electrician who is experienced in evaluating and correcting these types of problems. The CPSC recommends the following two methods for correction of aluminum wire:  1. Rewire the home with copper wire. 2. The crimp connector repair consists of attaching a piece of copper wire to the existing aluminum wire branch circuit with a specially designed metal sleeve and powered crimping tool. For the full article, click here […]

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