Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment

Hello everyone.

I have been watching some time now and just wanted to try and give back some. Here is a site I found that may be of interest to you.



Edward J. Bowman

Thanks Edward…good to have ya…Thanks also for providing…:slight_smile:

Water-Damaged…1/8/07 8:39 PM

Hey…COWARD that gave me this and did not leave a name…YOU ARE A COWARD…you panzy…you know who you are…


FEMA: Information on Flooding and Property


New Brunswick Flooding Electrical Safety Tips


Safety Tips for Flood Victims (Electrical Information)


Red Cross Tips on Repairing Your Flooded Home

Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment

http://www.mikeholt.com/files/NLImages/1-10-2007.jpgThis following publication provides information on how to evaluate electrical equipment that has been exposed to water through flooding, fire fighting activities, hurricanes, etc. It is designed for use by suppliers, installers, inspectors and users of electrical products.

Electrical equipment exposed to water can be extremely hazardous if reenergized without proper reconditioning or replacement. Reductions in integrity of electrical equipment due to moisture can affect the ability of the equipment to perform its intended function. Damage to electrical equipment can also result from flood waters contaminated with chemicals, sewage, oil and other debris, which will affect the integrity and performance of the equipment. Ocean water and salt spray can be particularly damaging due to the corrosive and conductive nature of the salt water residue.

Click here or on the image above to read the entire Evaluating Water-Damaged Electric Equipment publication produced by National Electrical Manufacturers Associati (NEMA).

:mrgreen: Thanks for the latest buzzzzzzzz on the electric/water issues.