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Problems with Aluminum Wiring

January 28th, 2020 · No Comments

aluminum wiringMany people ask if aluminum wire is safe and if it should be replaced. It is safe, doesn’t need to be replaced but it is good to be aware of the problems of aluminum wiring1. Aluminum wire is very soft. This creates local hot spots and overheating2.  When aluminum wire rusts, it makes the wire […]

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What You Need to Know About Aluminum Wiring

November 4th, 2017 · No Comments Have you had trouble getting insurance because you had aluminum wiring? Why and what is it. In this video Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina answers those questions. http://www,

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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains the Hazards of Aluminum Wiring

March 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

Single strand aluminum wiring was used during the time of the Vietnam War. The problem with this wiring that was used in the 60’s and early 70’s is that it will heat up and arc where it is connected. They could also heat up and create a fire hazard because the breaker wouldn’t trip. There […]

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Charlotte Home Inspector Talks About Aluminum Wiring

May 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Aluminum wiring, used in some homes from the mid 1960’s to the early 1970’s, is a potential fire hazard. How safe is aluminum wiring? According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fires and even deaths have been reported to have been caused by this hazard. Problems due to expansion, or more likely micro-fretting and […]

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Tags: Aluminum Wiring · Safety Hazards