Aluminium Wires

While inspecting inside the panel, pay special attention to the branch wiring if you see that the neutrals are solid Aluminum wires.

Remember when we used to share tips here?

:mrgreen: WOW What a novel idea Thanks Brian!!! Sharing tips

Oh and BTW I learned my lesson on that all it took was missing aluminum at the sub panel and I now double check

Panels have a lot to look at inside, its not a time to be in a hurry.

I like to inspect the panel early in the process to get an idea of what all is wired in the home and always take a few pictures.

Or an unusual amount of pigtail type splices.

Good one Bill. That always gets my atention.:slight_smile:

Check out the link on Aluminum and Knob and Tube wiring

Its added to my web site


What is the tip?..:smiley:

:smiley: …Barely…:smiley:

Here is a tip…some nice info on this site regarding Aluminum Wire.

]( Robert, ??:frowning:

ESA keeps changing the pages this one now links

Knob and Tube

Thanx Robert:D :smiley:

Your welcome but if you link it watch it as they keep changing the pages…drives me nuts.

From an inspection last week

I see that one conductor in the middle of the back row is heated up pretty nice. Luckily for me, there weren’t many aluminium branch circuits installed in my area.

First one I’ve ever seen. Luckily, they’re not that common around here either.