"An estimated 2 million homes were built with aluminum wire between 1965 and the mid to late 70's. These homes are "55 times more likely to have one
or more connections reach FIRE HAZARD CONDITION than is a home wired with copper."
- The United Stated Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC
Daniels Electric, LLC can provide the AlumiConn recommended method for repair. The AlumiConn (short for aluminum + connector) physically intersplice aluminum and copper wire together! Because the ports on AlumiConn are independent of each other, current can flow from the aluminum wire to the copper through the internal lug. For further safety and security, each port on the AlumiConn connector comes pre-filled with a proprietary anti-oxidant sealant, further eliminating any possibility of oxidation build up.
Signs of trouble in aluminum wire systems include:
As written in the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission brochure (download a copy), the CPSC has approved of only three methods for a permanent repair (based on the standards as of the date of this publication.)