I will be adding copper pigtails to a home with aluminum wiring. Are the (copper to aluminum) purple wire nuts a good way to go? There are other types too. Can or should I pigtail the wires for the beakers too?
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What ever way you do it must be listed, so avoid the temptation of squirting anti-oxidant compound into a normal wirenut. I am under the understanding that purple wire nuts are about the only listed way to do this, but I might be wrong.
Ryan Jackson, Salt Lake City
Re: Aluminum to copper wire - pigtailing#39467 06/21/0410:26 AM06/21/0410:26 AM
I think if you do a search on this site you'll find a lot of discussion about the AL wire nuts and the special crimpers. You might also find a link to some other web sights dedicated to this subject. I don't remember much good said about the blue Ideal nuts.
I think one issue with the crimper is the wires long enough to use the tool. Or do you have a bunch of short wires in a small box.