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Fire Investigation Involving Electrical Heating Cable

by Daniel Langlois

On August 1, 1998, at approximately 8 p.m., a fire occurred at a single storey, 2,400 sq. ft. log home in a rural area of Stouffville, Ontario. The log home was of main floor open concept design with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It was originally built in 1964 making the home 34 years old at the time of the fire. The fire originated at the front area of the home directly above the front porch at the roof level. Read more

Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Equipment

by J. Philip Simmons

Reviewing and understanding the information on equipment nameplates is important in properly evaluating an air-conditioner or heat pump installation. It also simplifies the selection of the correct branch-circuit wire, overcurrent protection and disconnect sizes. Most all the information needed by the installer can be found by reference to the units data name-plate. The following is an example of the type of information found on the nameplate for a residential central air-conditioning unit. Read more



Does the IAEI Endorse Electrical Products

by Philip Cox

A question has been asked as to what the IAEI policy is on endorsing or promoting electrical products. It is a fair question. This inquiry was made because of an advertisement by a manufacturer of a product used in the electrical industry. The company product literature included a statement that implied the equipment was endorsed by the IAEI. I believe it is appropriate for a clarification of the general policy maintained by the IAEI on this question. Read more

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