Need to learn how to change out electrical plugs.

My house is aluminum wired. What should i look for?

  3 answers
  • A licensed electrician, honestly I would have the entire house rewired. Consider the safety factor.

  • William William on Jun 27, 2018
    Don't touch anything. Naomie is RIGHT! You need and electrician. He can assess whether you need to have the house rewired or if wiring can be retrofitted to copper. Rewiring the whole house is best.

  • Rick Tallent Rick Tallent on Jun 28, 2018
    ABSOLUTELY!!! THIS IS A DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION!!!

    Aluminum wiring was OUTLAWED for a reason....get the house rewired IMMEDIATELY by a LICENSED AND QUALIFIED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. It won't be cheap, but it will cost less than having to replace a burned-down house!!! Aluminum wiring expands and contracts too easily and wires become loose and start heating-up as they slip out of the connection. The excess heat makes the problem worse and sooner or later, a fire will be caused by the aluminum wiring coming loose and shorting out.