In continuing the task of locating and inspecting homes wired with Cu-Clad BCBW, D’Agostino solicited the assistance of Mr. John Yeamans, a long-time resident of Farmingville, NY, and a local real-estate agent serving all of Long Island.
In the world of electrical power, copper clad aluminum is the third of only three industrial metals referenced by the NEC as acceptable for use as the core-metal conductor in residential branch circuit conductor applications.
Disaster stuck at Medina, Ohio’s Public Safety Center when lightning hit the center’s communication tower in 2013. The surge traveled from the tower to the IT and communications racks and onward through the system. It blew out two-thirds of the dispatch center including radios and computers, damaged other electrical appliances
US residential builders installed copper-clad aluminum (CCA) building wire for residential branch circuits in tens of thousands (perhaps even hundreds of thousands) of single family homes, condominiums and apartments.
Classified government emails, breaking news broadcasts and 9-1-1 emergency phone calls—erased, unwatchable and unanswered. Crises are never expected, but they are preventable. Without proper electrical grounding and bonding systems in…