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Old 01-11-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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I heard today that some new law passed and now if you want to sell a house with Aluminum wiring you have to have it rewired with copper before it can sell. Is this true? Wow, this is just what we need right now. Also, I have AL in my house so if I am smart I have to rewire so if I ever need to sell I won't be screwed at the table. Can anyone confirm this? Details?
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call the building inspector in your area.

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Old 01-11-2011, 10:21 PM   #3
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I dont think that this is anything new. AL wiring is notorious for causing fires and if you get a home inspection and they find AL wiring most home inspectors will advise that it is strongly recommended that all the wiring be replaced.. When I was selling houses just a few years ago I saw several deals fall through because of this. It was not mandated at the time but strongly recommended that the wiring be replaced. It would not surprise me if they have updated the building code to mandate replacement.
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local government building inspector has nothing to do with it..... and aluminum wiring isnt really all that bad, its all the junctions from aluminum to copper when you do a little remodeling or adding some cans/fans that cause the biggest threat. but like i said on gcfc, if you have it, you will have to get rid of it completely, and from multiple angles (lenders, insurance companies, etc). now or later....
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Not true. You should spend the $ for aluminum recepticles. They run about $2.50 each at lowes. I have 1 in closing now and the aluminum wiring is no secret.
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james i think theres a misunderstanding across the board. its not a mandate by the government, yet.. its a mandate among title, mortgage, and insurance companies. you cant buy a house without one or the other. aluminum boxes dont help. if the oerson borrowed the money to buy the house and it had all al, and even with all al devices, and they decided to add a workshop outlet with a 12g copper romex and had a fire,--- mortgage company could possibly have a burnt house thats borderline worthless, and insurace company has a hell of a claim on their hand. theres anomalies to everything, esp as is purchased in full cash homes, but on a whole, this is true... AL has got to go.
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I have changed to all aluminum receptacles. I am just looking ahead to when I want to sell.
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not to mention it could limit your potential market for a buyer, esp one thats on the up and up on home/building trends, as well as encourage low ball offers and or canceled contracts... i have many documented cases of such... spooney bite the bullet and get the house rewired and call it a day.
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My home has passed the FHA inspection. As far as insurance companies go only 1 Citizens will write them. There is a loop hole. Citizens only requires a 4-point if the home is 40 or 50 years old. So you can slide in just don't mention the wiring and they won't ask.
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not to mention it could limit your potential market for a buyer, esp one thats on the up and up on home/building trends, as well as encourage low ball offers and or canceled contracts... i have many documented cases of such... spooney bite the bullet and get the house rewired and call it a day.
If you have the cash do it but don't expect a good return on the investment. It will just pass quicker.
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