Aluminum wiring in homes

One item I inspect in my home inspections  is for the use of single strand aluminum wiring that was used in place of copper wiring  between 1965 and 1973 .

This is a serious fire hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), “Homes wired with aluminum wire manufactured before 1972 [‘old technology’ aluminum wire] are 55 times more likely to have one or more connections reach “Fire Hazard Conditions” than is a home wired with copper.” Here is a good reference on repairing aluminum wiring.

The presence of single-strand aluminum wiring may void a home’s insurance policies.
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