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Aluminum Wiring in Older Homes

Does Your House Have Aluminum Wiring

Aluminum wiring was used from 1965 until 1972 in some homes in our area due to a severe shortage of copper.  Originally considered a safe and economical substitute for copper wire, aluminum was used throughout the country.  The aluminum wire used at the time soon developed problems. Its use was discontinued in residential branch wiring for 15 and 20 amp circuits in 1972. Continue reading Aluminum Wiring in Older Homes