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Cu *vs.* Al #1377
05/08/01 08:01 PM
05/08/01 08:01 PM
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sparky  Offline OP
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What do you like??? Why???

Copper or Aluminum....
(bigger stuff, no #12 etc...)

There seems to be two distinct camps out there...

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Re: Cu *vs.* Al #1378
05/08/01 08:13 PM
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wayne  Offline
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Sparky'
I prefer copper. I know its more exp, but much better to work with in size.

besides some of us needs to bost the economy.
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Re: Cu *vs.* Al #1379
05/08/01 08:19 PM
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Cu here, but I will concede that Al is O.K. As I'm sure that you know, the only problem with Al is when you terminate it on a device, or make a joint. Being an inside wireman, to me copper is the only way to go. Just ask a lineman what he thinks, and I'm sure you will get a different story.

Re: Cu *vs.* Al #1380
05/08/01 08:49 PM
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Quote
Originally posted by wayne:
Sparky'
I prefer copper. I know its more exp, but much better to work with in size.


Wayne,
When tight bends are needed we use compact USE-AL.....it has a softer jacket and forms very easy, a huge difference from standard USE cable.

We only use AL on residential service entrance or some farm work. Never on commercial or industrial.

GJ


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