Originally Posted By: Joey D’Adamo
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I wish I thought to take a picture, but I finally saw what the back of these type of outlets looks like:
All there is are back-wiring holes... four sets of two... a set for 12 gauge and a set for 14 gauge. Nothing else except a strip gage.
I was under the impression back-wired devices never existed for aluminum wiring... here's one that's ONLY back-wired!!
What's even more surprising is there's a plethora of them in this apartment and they don't show a single sign of problems... my understanding is that it would be quite rare to see a bunch of outlets back-wired with aluminum remain problem free for 31 years...
Anyone ever came across these before? What's the verdict..?
In fact, as an aside, the original switches are the old GE "rocker" type switches and those were never rated for AL at all, IMHO... and those aren't showing signs of problems either...