I have a few electrical questions for the group...
I'm looking to purchase a 1972 house that has aluminium wiring. Every house in my target area and price has it or I wouldn't even be considering this.
If I get this house, I will be taking some type of action to help reduce the possibility of a fire hazard (I'm paranoid).
I understand that rewiring to copper is the best solution. I'm not sure if that would be financially possible for a few years so I would probably go with having all the outlets and fixtures updated to Copalum which is looking to run about $40 per outlet.
Does anyone know a ballpark figure for rewiring a 1700 square foot house with an attic and basement would run? It already has a newer electrical panel so that would not need to be replaced.
And my second question is - if I have all the connections changed to Copalum, would I still have to buy light fixtures that are specifically rated for aluminum? That really limits my selections.