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TOPIC: aluminume wires

aluminume wires 12 years 6 months ago #30497

I just inspected a house built in about 1981.  Almost all the wires were copper except for the two circuits that control the heater and range.  They appeared to have aluminume wiring.  Other then calling it out as aluminume is there anything else I should do?
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Re: aluminume wires 12 years 6 months ago #30498

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Multi-strand aluminum has no concerns and is common on those appliances.

It's solid strand aluminum which is problematic and should be called out for further evaluation.

Your picture shows multistrand and is not an issue.

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Re: aluminume wires 12 years 6 months ago #30499

Great thanks for the info

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Re: aluminume wires 12 years 5 months ago #30869

Most large appliances use multi-strand aluminum.  Don't look now, but the service conductors are aluminum too.  Did they use jelly at the connection lugs?

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Re: aluminume wires 12 years 3 months ago #33556

The 110 or 120 is what the problem is with the 220 and 240 wiring is Okay.



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