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Floor Receptacle in Living Room Causes Fatal Fire in Kentucky

According to the NFPA Journal: Electrical arc blamed for fatal early-morning house fire KENTUCKY—A neighbor called 911 after hearing a bang and spotting a fire when he went outside to investigate. Two sides of the house were heavily involved with … Read more
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Knob and Tube Electrical Wiring: 1800s–1930s

  Knob and tube wiring was an early standardized method of electrical wiring systems in buildings, commonly used in Cincinnati from about 1880 to the 1930s. Original homes built in the neighborhoods of Cincy such as Hyde Park, Clifton, Mount Lookout, … Read more
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Bad Connection Collection

Cooper Electric's "Bad Connection Collection" is an assortment of devices that have been removed from our customers homes within the past year. These examples serve to remind people that electricity when done improperly can lead to fire hazards. CurrentSAFE Our … Read more
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Licensed Electricians

Electrical work is not a guessing game! Read more
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Arcing Faults

Arcing faults are responsible for more than 28,000 home fires Read more
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The Risk of Federal Pacific - FPE - Panels

The problem with Federal Pacific FPE Stab-Lok circuit breakers Read more
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Water and Electricity Don't Mix

In the aftermath of water damage, whether it be a flood or a busted water pipe, it is necessary to understand the potential hazard that exists. First, water can be an unintentional conductor of electricity, so whenever water comes in … Read more
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Infrared Thermo - The Language of Heat

Infrared Thermal imaging tells an electrical story In EC&M Magazine October 2013 issue they discuss utilizing infrared thermography for your predictive and preventive maintenance program. Some points to take away: •Used competently and intelligently, infrared imaging  used to pinpoint abnormally … Read more
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Electrical Components Compromised By Flood Waters

Electrical Components Compromised By Flood Waters Read more
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House Fire Investigation - Cause Electrical

Fire started in the outlet running the air conditioner. Read more
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