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#105089 - 05/04/04 05:42 AM Glowing Contacts at Receptacle Termination
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Aluminum terminated on a receptacle not identified as CO/ALR! http://electrical-contractor.net/jt/glow.jpg



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#105090 - 05/04/04 06:56 PM Re: Glowing Contacts at Receptacle Termination
Lostazhell Offline
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Unfortunately I see that time & time again in a certain era of homes around here... I've come across the glowing recepts one time, A homeowner called & wanted to know why the outlets in her dining room didn't "glow" anymore.. At first, I thought she had some hospital grade recepts with the neon lights in the face, but when I got there, the faces of her receptacles were simply ash... They disintegrated just taking the face plates off... These were original outlets from when her home was built.. (1969 I think) & there was no marking for copper only at that time... scary stuff!
The receptacle in your picture looks like a Rodale, it might've been original also!

-Randy

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#105091 - 05/07/04 11:36 AM Re: Glowing Contacts at Receptacle Termination
DougW Offline
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I get a "You are not authorized to view this page" message...

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#105092 - 05/09/04 05:32 PM Re: Glowing Contacts at Receptacle Termination
DougW Offline
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I see it now... Yikes!

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