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BillOH

03:25AM | 10/01/02
Member Since: 07/21/02
48 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
To the best of anyones knowledge, is their any electrical code in place in the US that permits AL wiring to be used? Thanks!

Bill

Electrical Inspector

01:11PM | 10/01/02
Member Since: 09/27/02
76 lifetime posts
Generally bigger wires for Service Entrance, and Feeders yes, smaller wires for branch circuits no.....

bradyp

02:20PM | 10/01/02
Member Since: 09/30/02
2 lifetime posts
What code ref. excludes alum. from being used as a branch circuit?

Bill Addiss

06:45PM | 10/01/02
Member Since: 09/12/02
9 lifetime posts
Brady,

I think that would be a Building Code requirement.

Bill

harold endean

06:11AM | 10/06/02
Member Since: 08/30/02
23 lifetime posts
Have you seen any company manufacture aluminum branch circuit wiring? I don't think it is being manufactured anymore.

ACD

10:22AM | 10/17/02
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
They used to use aluminum wiring in mobile homes years ago, but disimilair metal corrosion had caused a lot of fires and thats the main reason you dont see aluminum being used for anything under 2/0 anymore. There are a lot of breakers and recepticles manufactured that can accept both types of wires, but no one produces wire anymore out of aluminum. I dont know if it is against code, or just not practical anymore, but thats mainly why you dont see it.

HBB

05:26PM | 11/01/02
Member Since: 08/19/02
29 lifetime posts
You'll find good information and many links on aluminum wiring here:
http://www.inspect-ny.com/aluminum.htm
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