Originally Posted By: rpasquier
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Aluminum Wiring is tricky, because of the special stuff that an electrician has to do with it while hokking it up in the panel, and the special sockets etc that need to be used with it, because of the fact that it corrodes and will begine to arc etc.
If you see aluminum wiring, ALWAYS advise that a licensed electrican be brought in to evaluate it.
On the Stab-loc FPE panels, same deal, ALWAYS recommend a prefessional evaluation by a licensed electrician, or 2 for that matter.
FPE panels are acceptable by some, and unacceptable by others, so CYA.
ALWAYS, recommend further evaluation by a licensed electrician, it takes the liability off of you and onto the buyer and the electrician.
I don't want that kind of liability, if the client comes back later because the FPE panel overheated and burned the house down, they can't sue me, because I told them in NO uncertain terms that they needed to call in a professional, and if the professional advised that the panel was fine, the liability is on them, not me....