Wow! This One Common Household Item Burned This House Down

Just came across this video and I think you’ll be surprised at what started a fire in this man’s house – and burnt it completely down. Thankfully, no family members, including animals, were hurt in the fire.

Watch the short video so you can be aware of this hidden danger:

Does State Farm Allow AlumiConn Connectors?

We’ve recently gotten word that State Farm Insurance is now allowing for AlumiConn connectors to repair the aluminum wire in residences. We were told this by a customer of ours who said his agent confirmed it with State Farm’s underwriting department.

Specifically, they were told by the underwriting depart that, “Any home with existing aluminum wiring needs to have a certificate from a licensed electrician showing that it has been repaired using methods approved by the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission.” Read more

CPSC Approves AlumiConn!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently updated their list of approved methods for repairing aluminum wire to include the AlumiConn connector!

This comes on top of recent news that Citizen’s Insurance also publicly added the AlumiConn as an approved aluminum wire repair method.

The official Consumer Product Safety Commission document (which you can read here), states:

“The Commission voted unanimously (5-0) to approve republication of CPSC Publication No. 516, Repairing Aluminum Wiring, with the explicit recognition that the COPALUM and AlumiConn connectors currently are the only products that meet the agency’s standards to prevent aluminum wire fire hazards.”

The CPSC also notified the public through their official Twitter account (see below). You can view the original tweet here.

Citizens Insurance OKs AlumiConn Connector

I just read that Citizens Insurance recently announced they would write new policies for homes that have aluminum wiring, so long as there is an approved method to remedy the aluminum wire threat. And one such remedy is the AlumiConn aluminum-to-copper connector.

The article from PNJ.com states,

“Citizens has approved two types of electrical wire connectors — known as AlumiConn and Copalum — as acceptable methods to avoid rewiring, Citizens spokeswoman Christine Ashburn said.”

So, homeowners in Florida who have aluminum wire in their homes can breath a sigh of relief as they’re now able to use the AlumiConn connector as an approved device to mitigate the potential danger associated with aluminum wire while maintaining insurance coverage.

This is a pretty big deal for homeowners with aluminum wire because previously, most insurance companies distanced themselves from writing policies on aluminum-wired homes because there really weren’t many affordable solutions available. This left homeowners with a choice between bad and worse – Repair the aluminum wire in your home using current approved methods, with costs starting around $5,000 or completely rewire your home with copper which can potentially run into the tens of thousands.

Thankfully for Floridians, that’s now a thing of the past.

AlCopStore Launches An Affiliate Program!

Now you can make money referring customers to AlCopStore!

What is an Affiliate Program?

An affiliate program is a web-based pay-for-performance program designed to compensate “affiliate” partners for driving sales to a “merchant” web site.

How Does it Work?

It’s very simple – First, register to become an AlCopStore affiliate and then click on the confirmation email. Once confirmed, you’ll receive access to our affiliate portal where you’ll get a unique link, banner ads, articles and more. You can then use these materials to promote AlCopStore. When someone clicks on your link or ad, our system will track it and if they end up purchasing, you’ll get compensated!

How Much Commission Do I Make Per Sale?

Many sales programs only offer 2-5% commission. But, with AlCopStore, you’ll earn double to triple that! With each successful referral, you’ll earn 10% of the entire order!

How Much Can I Make Overall?

It depends on how much work you want to put into it, but even a simple email to your neighbors (or advertisement in your association’s newsletter or website) can earn you hundreds if not thousands! In this economy, every little bit helps and the best part is, you’ll be helping your neighbors protect their homes and families, too.

Get started now by filling out the AlCopStore Affiliate Form!

Do I Need To Add Antioxidant to the AlumiConn Connector?

I recently got off the phone with a contractor from New Jersey who was asking several good questions about the AlumiConn connector. And one question that came up (that many other people ask, too) is whether or not you need to add antioxidant when you install an AlumiConn connector.

The answer is that you do not need to add any antioxidant to the AlumiConn connector because they already come pre-filled with a proprietary antioxidant sealant that coats the wires as you insert them into the connector!

This proprietary antioxidant helps to dramatically reduce oxidation – one of the primary problems with aluminum wiring. Oxidation occurs when oxygen comes into contact with metal and is particularly problematic with aluminum as the oxidation occurs faster than with copper. As this oxidation builds up on the wire, it causes more resistance for any electrical current to run through it, which results in heat build up and can possibly cause a fire.

So, it’s extremely important that you use antioxidant when dealing with aluminum wire! And since the AlumiConn connector comes pre-filled with the antioxidant, you can save time and money since you won’t need to buy any additional antioxidant or take the time to install it!

Can I use an AlumiConn connector in a breaker box?

I get this question frequently and, unfortunately, you cannot use an AlumiConn in the breaker box (also known as a panel box or a fuse box). This comes directly from the NEC code. I will have a link to the NEC code shortly.

In the meantime, customers should use a breaker or bus bar that is dual rated for both aluminum and copper wire.

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