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Aluminum Wire Repair Pike Creek, DE

We recently had a service call where the client explained to us that there were multiple switches, receptacles and lights not working.

After troubleshooting we found aluminum wiring in the attic needed attention. In the first "Before" picture you can see where we circled the wire nut that was burning. It was still actively giving off heat while we were there. The wire nut that we have circled should be orange. What the picture is showing is the wire nut melting. In the second "Before" picture we have circled extension cords. At some point the extension cords were used instead of standard house wiring and then connected to the aluminum wire. The connection point of the extension cords to the aluminum is what caused the melting. It was done incorrectly. It was a potential fire hazard too.

In the after pictures we installed new boxes and wiring and disconnected all of the extension cords in the attic utilizing proper connectors for splicing aluminum wire to copper wire.


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Aluminum Wiring Repair Pike Creek, DE


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