Archive for General Electrical Work

What Does It Mean When The Electrical Panel Has Wires Doubled Up On The Breakers?

I Have Electrical Wires Doubled Up On My Breakers Stated on our home inspection, the home inspector put that the wires are doubled up on and need to be repaired. What does this mean for the people who are trying to buy the house or…

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Detector Aluminum To Copper Connection Splices In Your Home

Aluminum Copper Dissimilar Metals Connections Today, I want to talk to you about aluminum and copper. I don’t know if you were asleep during science class in 7th grade, but I was when the teacher was talking about the conductivity of different metals and precious…

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Aluminum To Copper Connections, What Does This Mean In My Home?

Aluminum To Copper Connections, What Does This Mean In My Home?

Aluminum To Copper Wire Connectors: An aluminum wired house means the whole house was wired with aluminum, instead of copper. When a house has aluminum to copper connections, this is when these two dissimilar metals connect between a device, such as an outlet, switch, lighting fixture…The issue comes…

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Checklist to Detect If Home Has Aluminum Wiring, Also Symptoms of It

Checklist to Detect If Home Has Aluminum Wiring, Also Symptoms of It

Ways to check if your home has aluminum wiring or dissimilar metals in it: 1. If your home is built sometime in the 60s, it is highly likely it has aluminum wiring. 2. Call the city or county jurisdiction you live in. Their records department…

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What Are Dissimilar Metals, Mean When They Are In My Home?

What Are Dissimilar Metals, Mean When They Are In My Home?

Copper and Aluminum Wire Are Dissimilar Metals Dissimilar metals are not similar, unlike or different metals; for example, aluminum wire to copper wire, also copper-clad aluminum. Over most of the centuries of building houses, copper wiring was used to provide electricity to the home. There…

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