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Old 12-03-2011, 07:49 PM   #16
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Aluminium wiring.


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First off, it is NOT grease. it is anti-oxidant paste.
Every I know just refers to it as de-ox, regardless of brand. I wasn't really sure what to call it in laymans terms, I landed on "approved grease"

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Second, it is not required by code, but it is a good idea for larger conductors.
large or small, both oxidize. I would never make a connection on alumin without any de-ox

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Third, You MUST use the proper device or connection for small AL conductors.
no argument there. Wasn't trying to say using de-ox on non al approved devices/connectors was acceptqble
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Lastly, AL conductors never come with anti-ox already in/on them.
I said connectors, not conductors. A lot of aluminum specific connectors come with de-ox in them


I even went to an alcoa class on aluminum conductors where they were trying to convince us that aluminum is superior to copper in every way and even they said de-ox is an absolute must. They were working on getting aluminum romex approved again (new and version)

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I said connectors, not conductors. A lot of aluminum specific connectors come with de-ox in them
Ah. Sorry, I misread.

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