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copper and aluminum

Posted by LJ in TX on February 2nd, 2000 08:27 PM
In reply to Connecting copper to aluminum wiring by Dave on February 2nd, 2000 05:59 PM [Go to top of thread]

Dave, hope this info. helps...
Connections between aluminum and copper wire need to be
handled specially. Current Canadian codes require that the
connectors used must be specially marked for connecting
aluminum to copper. The NEC requires that the wire be
connected together using special crimp devices, with an
anti-oxidant grease. The tools and materials for the latter
are quite expensive - not practical to do it yourself unless
you can rent the tool.

| [Note that regulations are changing rapidly in this area.
| Suggest that you discuss any work with an inspector if you're
| going to do more than one or two connections.]

I would eliminate the aluminum wiring all together if it is an option--it is not safe.

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