Monthly archive for July2013

Aluminum To Copper Connections, What Does This Mean In My Home?

Aluminum To Copper Connections, What Does This Mean In My Home?

Aluminum To Copper Wire Connectors: An aluminum wired house means the whole house was wired with aluminum, instead of copper. When a house has aluminum to copper connections, this is when these two dissimilar metals connect between a device, such as an outlet, switch, lighting fixture…The issue comes…

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Checklist to Detect If Home Has Aluminum Wiring, Also Symptoms of It

Checklist to Detect If Home Has Aluminum Wiring, Also Symptoms of It

Ways to check if your home has aluminum wiring or dissimilar metals in it: 1. If your home is built sometime in the 60s, it is highly likely it has aluminum wiring. 2. Call the city or county jurisdiction you live in. Their records department…

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Electric Vehicle, Amazing What Electricity Can Offer!

Electric Vehicle, Amazing What Electricity Can Offer!

You Are Invited To Test Drive An Electrical Car: Loveland Water & Power & Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) are hosting an electric vehicle “Ride & Drive” event. The events provides you with hands-on experience to test drive an electric vehicle. You will also learn…

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New Electrical Code Requirements With Arc Fault Breakers In Panels

New Electrical Code Requirements With Arc Fault Breakers In Panels

Have you ever toured Fort Collins, Loveland or even Denver? The houses range from new to really, really old homes in some areas? What does this mean? The houses have decades of wiring from the 1900s to present. With this being the case, the codes…

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What Are Dissimilar Metals, Mean When They Are In My Home?

What Are Dissimilar Metals, Mean When They Are In My Home?

Copper and Aluminum Wire Are Dissimilar Metals Dissimilar metals are not similar, unlike or different metals; for example, aluminum wire to copper wire, also copper-clad aluminum. Over most of the centuries of building houses, copper wiring was used to provide electricity to the home. There…

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