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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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