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    Default Copper/Aluminum connections

    Had a friend ask about doing a re-hab on a house with aluminum wiring. He doesn't want to re-wire the entire house and is asking about methods of correction.
    Any thoughts I can pass along?
    Thanks
    JF

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    Default Re: Copper/Aluminum connections

    Have him check with his insurance carrier, they may convince him that re-wiring is cheaper in the long run.
    The labor is going to be pretty much the same on re-wiring and re-working ALL the connections, which is the only smart thing to do. Add that is is always going to raise a red flag on any inspection... does he really want to go to all that trouble and still have aluminum or spend a few more bucks on copper and be done with it.
    Lots of information here from CPSC and others that I have on file, but due to the length I won't repost. Send me an email if you need it and I will forward it to you.

    Jim Luttrall
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    Default Re: Copper/Aluminum connections

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    Any thoughts I can pass along?
    Tell him to re-wire, that way you are cleared when his buyer asks him to re-wire.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

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