Here is an example of what can happen when aluminum wiring is not properly spliced inside a box that houses switches or receptacles. This photo was taken at a customers home in Twin Rivers, NJ. What you can see in the photo is a burnt box in a wall that was housing two switches.

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Warning signs, such as warm-to-the-touch face plates on outlets or switches, flickering lights, circuits that don't work, or the smell of burning plastics, can indicate a fire hazard within 15- and 20-ampere aluminum wiring circuits. A failure in the circuits can lead to electrical arcing and a serious fire, which can spread within the walls of a home before being detected.