Charlie: Keith in Porter wrote this one, and Tommy, he says he’s got a 50-year-old home and after Hurricane Harvey he’s replacing all the Sheetrock in the house, still has aluminum wiring in it. So he’s wondering, with the Sheetrock all down, if now’s the time for him to rewire the whole house or just do the switches and plugs?
Tom: Well you know, it’s back to where, I don’t know how much water he had in his house, but if the wire got wet in those plugs, for instance, being the lowest points, the wire has to be replaced anyway. So, yeah, it wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Not that you can’t use aluminum wiring. If you use it properly, it’s perfectly safe. But the issue is it gives a stigma to a house sometimes when you go to resell it and stuff. And if you have the opportunity and the funds to go ahead and rewire with copper, and you’re going to have to rewire some of it anyway, so … it might not be a bad idea.
Charlie: There you go. So, give them a call over at Right Touch Electric and …
Tom: They’ll certainly rewire a house.
Charlie: They will indeed. In fact, there’s a video on our website at homeshowradio.com all about aluminum wiring and when to do it, how to do it, and what your options are and all that. So, you can check that out as well.