Joe Bellosi, Master Engineer and President of J and G Electric Co., will be the featured speaker on Wednesday, October18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northeast Library.
He will discuss electrical wiring and other safety concerns.
How wiring has evolved
Fuses vs. breakers
Electrical service size
Cloth wiring – How to repair. When to replace. Options on how to extend its useful life.
Remodeling – Recessed lighting. Additional outlets and circuits. Rough patch services.
Arc-fault circuit protection -Arc-fault circuit requirements. Where arc-fault-breakers or receptacles are required.
GFI circuit protection – GFI circuit requirements. Where GFI breakers or receptacles are required.
Smoke detectors- Hard wired. 10-year sealed battery. Interconnected detectors. RF Smoke detector systems. Where to locate.
Carbon Monoxide detectors- 10-year sealed battery. Plug-in units with battery backup. Where to locate.
Preventative maintenance- Safety inspection. Testing GFI receptacles and breakers. Testing arc-fault receptacles and breakers. Testing Smoke detectors. Testing Carbon Monoxide detectors. Checking electrical panel connections.
The Northeast Library is located at 330 7th St. NE; the presentation will be in the downstairs meeting room. Handicapped-accessible; no reservation required.
The Preservation Café series is a free forum with topics of interest to the greater Capitol Hill community.