quote; I can go into the supply house in the morning and buy #12 aluminum wire and go install this wire in a home and it pass inspection
1. You mean your supply house still stocks #12 aluminum wire?
2. How old is their stock since I did not think small aluminim wire has been made since the 70s, at least I have not seen any ANYWHERE.
3. Our inspectors would reject an installation IMMEDIATELY if they saw "small" aluminum wires.