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


Electrical Inspector

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


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

I think that would be a Building Code requirement.


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.


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.


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:

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