Capitol Hill Restoration Society

This Old (but great) House… Wiring and Safety – Preservation Cafe

Posted on October 15th, 2017

Joe Bellosi, Master Engineer and President of J and G Electric Co., was the featured speaker at the Preservation Cafe, October18, 2017. 

He discussed electrical wiring and other safety concerns.

How wiring has evolved

Joey Bellosi takes questions from the audience

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.

Life safety:

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.