What is copalum?

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The Dangers of Aluminum Wiring?

The use of aluminum wire can be traced back to a copper shortage in the ’60s and ’70s. Builders turned to aluminum as an alternative in residential electrical wiring systems. This electrical wire was never “recalled” in the U.S. nor in Canada.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC’s), an estimated two million homes in the United States were built or renovated using aluminum wiring.

Aluminum connections can become hot enough to start a fire without ever tripping a circuit breaker!

The problem of aluminum wire electrical connections is due to two different metals with different resistances and different coefficients of thermal expansion connect. The connections can deteriorate and overheat and become a fire hazard. It’s not always easy to detect when aluminum wiring is about to fail as there is often no prior warning of imminent failure. Some of the following signs can indicate a possible hazard if you house contains aluminum wiring:

  • Flickering lights
  • Switch faceplates that feel too hot to touch
  • Circuits that simply stop working
  • Burning plastic smell near switches and outlet
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What are my options?

There are three approved ways by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC’s) to repair aluminum wiring.

Option 1– Completely remove aluminum wires and replace by copper wiring. 
Option 2– COPALUM Crimping Method of Repair (Most Affordable and Most Recommended Option)
Option 3– Acceptable Alternative Repair Method/AlumiConn Connector

COPALUM – The Best solution to solve the Fire dangers of aluminum wiring…

The COPALUM wiring method is a permanent fix that uses up to 10,000lbs of cold welding pressure to weld copper and aluminum together.

The COPALUM solution has been thoroughly researched and meets the CPSC’s safety standards. It’s been a common practice for over twenty-five years and is considered a permanent solution, is a lot cheaper option than a complete rewiring of your home

If you suspect a problem with your aluminum wiring. Contact us at Enoch we are licensed electrical contractors and one f the few in DFW that is a Tyco certified COPALUM installer.

COPALUM faq’s

How do I know if my house contains aluminum wiring?
The best way to determine whether a home has aluminum wiring is to hire a professional but if your house was constructed between 1960 and 1975, there is a good chance there is aluminum wiring, even if the house is older than 1960 but had circuits added or was re-wired.
Can do this on my own?
The repair should be conducted by a qualified electrician because careful, professional workmanship and thoroughness are required to make the AlumiConn connector repair safe and permanent.
If you suspect a problem with your aluminum wiring, PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO DO IT YOURSELF.
How much does Copalum Cost?
The cost for Copalum Installation starts at $56 per electrical outlet.
Are you certified?
At Enoch we are licensed electrical contractor that specializes in the installation COPALUM, we are also one of the few electrical contractors in DFW that is a Tyco certified COPALUM installer.

Aluminum wiring? We can help!

Copalum Crimping from $56 per outlet.

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