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Old 4/3/13, 10:50 AM
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Question Furnace wiring

I've run into a few cases where the wire from the beaker/fuse in the main panel to the furnace emergency shut off is solid aluminum wire. All the other circuits in the panel were copper. Is there a special allowance for this furnace wire to be aluminum (as a real estate agent claimed)
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Old 4/3/13, 12:21 PM
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I've run into a few cases where the wire from the beaker/fuse in the main panel to the furnace emergency shut off is solid aluminum wire. All the other circuits in the panel were copper. Is there a special allowance for this furnace wire to be aluminum (as a real estate agent claimed)
none that I am aware of I personally would ask to have it replaced and would ask the realtor what his qualifications were for making his claim



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Old 4/3/13, 12:45 PM
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I was not aware aluminum is against code
if components connected to it are rated for it.
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Old 4/3/13, 1:15 PM
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I had a new construction inspection last week. Solid aluminum wiring to the electric dryer. Sized correctly but based on our state language, I have no choice but to call for inspection by a licensed electrician.




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Old 4/4/13, 7:06 AM
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I agree with you its not against code but how do we as home inspectors determine if a switch is or other component is rated for it. Would you call it up for further review?
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