New Aluminum Cable Standard


NECA recently published NECA/AA 104-2000, Recommended Practice for Installing Aluminum Building Wire and Cable (ANSI). This standard describes installation procedures and design considerations for aluminum building wire and cable in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial applications not exceeding 600V. Cable types covered include RHH, RHW, RHW-2, THW, THW-2, THHN, THWN, THWN-2, XHHW, and XHHW-2; and AC, MC, TC, and SE.

Association Offers Mail Brochure


The Copper Development Association, New York, has written a questionnaire to help homeowners determine the state of their residence's electrical system. The association is offering the brochures to electricians and electrical contractors, who can mail them to potential customers. Blank areas on the brochures allow space for addresses, mailing labels, and the electrical contractor's return address. Entitled “Do You Need An Electrician?”, the brochure is designed to attract the attention of homeowners and apartment dwellers. The brochure also includes questions the homeowner can pose to potential contractors. The questionnaire includes a consumer-response section that readers can return to the contractor. Up to 200 brochures are available for free.