ok so i recently bought an older mobile home. 1972 build. The problem is i have had multiple issues, some outlets didnt work, etc. here is what i have found. It appears that most of the home has aluminum wiring. three outlets have had various signs of heat damage. 1 litterally fell apart when i removed it from the wall with about 5 inches of charred wire. 1 partially fell apart. 1 recently started a fire. 1 light switch showed signs of charring. and at a junction underneath there was a junction box where the wires had the screw caps on but were melted. looks like the whole house is on maybe 3 or four circuts other than the dryer and a/c it appears that rather than pigtailing an outlet on to the main circut, the outlet is inline. bottom line..... how screwed am I? my neighbor is a retired electrician but dissapears durring the winter to warmer weather. he will help and direct me, but i fear i have to basically re-wire the whole place. in the mean time, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers for when im home, and good insurance for when im away. ill try and get some pictures later.