Originally Posted by bullheimer
aluminum wire is still used in every new house. :
I think you might want to check electric codes. I think they are National, although in Illinois aluminum wiring has been banned for at least a decade and probably longer. It may not be a National standard, but I know in many states you won't find ANY new houses built with that wiring. I doubt that insurance can even be gotten for a home with that wire, here it ALL had to be replaced because of fire potential,as the connection would loosen from heat expansion ,the heat created form the loose connections caused too many fires and is no longer accepted.I'll post what year that was when I locate my electrical code book.