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Old 12-27-2008, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by woodz428
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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.
Some important context is lost in the above partial quote of bullheimer's comment, IMO.
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Originally Posted by bullheimer
aluminum wire is still used in every new house. for range wire, for your service entrance conductors, both from the transformer and down your service mast. just not for anything else however.
[Bold added].

Every new house in my area has aluminum service drop conductors. The range wiring seems to depend upon the electrician. None have aluminum conductors anywhere else in the house. This matches bullheimer's statements very closely.
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