Federal Pacific Electric Panel

Certain Federal Pacific Electric Panel Fail to Provide Proper Protection to Homeowners. Federal Pacific Electric Company (FPE) was one of the most common manufacturers of circuit breaker panels in North America from the 1950s to the 1980s. Millions of their panels were installed in homes across the country. Yet, as the years passed, electricians and home inspectors often found Federal Pacific Electric panels failed to provide proper protection to homeowners and their families. Experts now say t...
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Electrical Panel Danger

In years past, many electrical panels in North Texas homes were not installed for today's electricity needs. You’ve probably experienced a blown fuse or tripped breaker.  The circuit will shut down in order to prevent overheating, which can lead to sparks and electrical fires. In many cases, you can solve the problem by switching around where things are plugged in and more evenly distribute the electricity. Circuits are designed to shut down safely when they experience a power overload...
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Installing Water Heater Timers or Troubleshooting Electric Water Heaters

Troubleshooting Electric Water Heaters Should Be Performed by a Professional ... Many customers want to save money by installing water heater timers or troubleshooting electric water heaters themselves.  When an electric water heater has problems, some of the most common sources involve heating elements, thermostats, and other electrical components. The two heating elements, both upper and lower, are immersed in water and controlled by thermostats which, along with the high-temperature cuto...
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Lightning and CSST

Your Safety: Lightning and CSST We all know that lightning can be a dangerous element.  But, couple lightning with an improperly grounded gas heating system and it can be prove disastrous.  Nearby lightning strikes that do not strike a structure directly can still cause electrically-conductive systems in the structure to become energized.  CSST, or Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing, is designed to minimize the damage from nearby lightning strikes and power surges that can ignite certain gas...
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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter or GFCI

Installing Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter - or GFCI Outlets Replacing conventional AC power outlets with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (or GFCI outlets) in wet areas can improve your home's safety.  And, Electrical Safety, Security and Reliability are the focus at Rockwall Electric. Even today’s modern electrical devices are subject to the basic principles of electricity. One of the most important being – water and electricity don’t mix! Luckily, there is a technology available to...
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Electrical Panel Safety

Electrical Panel Safety - Rockwall Electric
Electrical Panel Safety and Rockwall Electric The home’s electrical system operates like a human being's body. Circuits and wires carry electricity throughout the home like veins and arteries carry blood to organs and limbs. Just as blood keeps the body alive, electricity keeps televisions on, computers powered, and refrigerators running. Blood cannot travel throughout a body unless its heart is pumping, and electricity cannot travel throughout a home unless the electrical panel is operating...
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