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#66485 - 06/05/06 03:32 PM Aluminum wiring  
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I have been asked to bid a job to evaluate the condition of the aluminum wiring in two multi tenant apartment buildings. My first gut instinct is to say no due to the liability issues. Is there a proper way to go about this evaluation. One fellow electrician said you have to remove every device and check the connections and torque on eack screw/lug ect.

Ideas? HELP!


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#66486 - 06/05/06 06:17 PM Re: Aluminum wiring  
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#66487 - 06/05/06 07:32 PM Re: Aluminum wiring  
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Bid it at T&M, in phases if they want..

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#66488 - 06/05/06 07:44 PM Re: Aluminum wiring  
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Not only do you have to check each device, but you are going to have to make sure each and every device is compatible with aluminum.

I went through this last year and ended up having to put a copper jumper between each aluminum conductor and the device terminals using wire connectors with a CU/AL rating. My supplier doesn't carry any devices that are rated for AL but was able to get me the CU/AL wire connectors. I did this job at T&M.


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#66489 - 06/09/06 10:05 PM Re: Aluminum wiring  
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#66490 - 06/10/06 11:22 AM Re: Aluminum wiring  
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I saw in a new house being built, they used aluminum wiring for a 50a 240v circuit. Is this still used in the larger size wire? Is it legal? I know it for range cable, feeders etc., a long time after the 70's when they used the aluminum #12 general lighting circuits for homes.


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