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Charlotte Home Inspector Explains Aluminum Wiring

October 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Aluminum wiring was used from the mid 1960’s to the early 1970’s.  Expansion and contraction due to heating and coolingcan allow the wire to become loosein the terminals of breakers, switches, and outlets.Homes built with aluminum wiring before 1972 are 55 times more likely to have a fire hazard condition somewhere in the circuits than one with copper wiring.  This hazard can be reduced by pig-tailing copper wire onto the aluminum wiring using crimp connection and then attaching the copper wiring to the terminal.  There are also special receptacles and switches that accept the aluminum wiring..

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Preston Sandlin

Home Inspection Carolina

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