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wojtekk

11:51AM | 09/25/07
Member Since: 09/23/07
4 lifetime posts
I've been having a lot of issues getting some recessed lights to work. I just noticed that the wires that are attached to the light fixture are aluminum. I didn't expect it. I bought the lights at Ikea.

Just wondering could the aluminum wires together with copper 14/2 wire be causing my breaker to trip all the time?

Billhart

01:57PM | 09/25/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
If you are talking about the wire in the fixture look at the end of the wires where it has been cut.

I think that you will find a copper wire with a "tin" or solder coating.


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