I GOT THIS HONEY!! Said the husband to the wife.
Just because something works doesn’t mean it’s right, safe or won’t burn your house down. I came across this on an inspection this week. There are a few things to talk about in the attached picture;
The first is that this is just a spliced connection in the attic space. When making this type of connection you absolutely need an electrical junction box, they cost less than $5.00. It prevents wires from being pulled apart and it will contain any arcing that might occur.
2nd, this is a bond between aluminum and copper. Connecting these two conductor types need to be done is a specific way, if not then the connection will Oxidize and cause all manner of problems which could result in a house fire.
Moral of the story….Leave all electrical work to the licensed electrical contractor