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#9157 - 04/19/02 07:05 PM Frustrated in Tuscan - Any Advice?
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Hi.... I am not a contractor but i have been trying to find out a few question about building codes here in Tucson. Where do i begin? I just bought this house a few months ago. It is 2 years old and was bought from the contractor who built it and who also lived in it..Every time i turn around i find problems with the electrical, plumbing etc. I have had irrigation people out here and they say that who ever put it in were amatuers...Any way what recourse do i have? Is aluminum wiring permitted in Arizona? I know they did away with that years ago in Calif....Thanks.....
Frustrated in Tucson.....

Also when i call him it's like everything was ok when he was living in it..........

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#9158 - 04/19/02 08:18 PM Re: Frustrated in Tuscan - Any Advice?
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Is it an aluminum electrical service (thick wire in panel) or is the small wiring going throughout the house aluminum?
In NY, the seller is required to disclose any deficiencies.

#9159 - 04/19/02 09:10 PM Re: Frustrated in Tuscan - Any Advice?

Pima Community College offers a night class on local codes. The instructor is a county building inspector. I took the class two years ago and it was well worth the time. He will answer all your questions.
Brian in Tucson

#9160 - 04/20/02 10:05 AM Re: Frustrated in Tuscan - Any Advice?
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OR hire an unbiased licensed contractor ( maybe from out of town) as to His/Her opinion.........

#9161 - 04/20/02 08:35 PM Re: Frustrated in Tuscan - Any Advice?
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I don't think that aluminum wire in sizes for 15 or 20 amp branch circuits has been sold in the US in the last 15 years.


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