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JasonInBaltimore

06:18AM | 01/03/05
Member Since: 01/01/05
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Thanks to the readers who helped me with my bathroom fixture problem... and here is a follow-up question.

One person said "Aluminum to copper is okay if you use Noalox," and another said "no, this is not okay - you need to find an adapter, and they are VERY hard to find."

So what is the audience opinion on ALuminum to Copper? If the adapter is hard to find then what is one to do with aluminum wires?

Jason

Wireman

04:50PM | 01/03/05
Member Since: 12/19/04
62 lifetime posts
Jason,

Your follow up question was appreciated and shows your concern for the proper answer regarding terminating copper and aluminum conductors together. As an electrician in the electrical field since 1966 I have had a lot of experience regarding the use of aluminum wire. When it comes to aluminum wiring in residential homes for the general circuitry I would not even take the responsibility of trying to repair existing wiring. I would recommend replacing any general wiring with copper wiring. For larger conductors aluminum wire is fine and it is terminated using "noalox" compound which is used to prevent oxidation on the conductors. Noalox has no use for combining copper and aluminum. Anyway, please go to " and you will learn a lot about using aluminum wire. Hope your project went well.

Ron
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