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Its probably aluminum

Posted by Steve: on January 21st, 2002 11:10 PM
In reply to what size breakers or fuses are the wires protected by by LJ in TX on January 21st, 2002 08:00 PM [Go to top of thread]

this was used widely during this time and requires special wire nuts, special additives in the wire nuts and normally does not like mixing copper with this aluminum.

Aluminum conductors or wires deteriorate when hot or a short developes.

Many older homes around here with aluminum eventually have to be completely re wired. They do not last and not safe when this old.

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