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Old 09-02-2010, 01:07 AM   #1
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Is there anything special I need to do when hooking up aluminum wire to a breaker box?

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Old 09-02-2010, 01:46 AM   #2
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Just couple step and ya good to go so here the run down.

DO not nick the alum conductors.

Just brush them very lightly.

Use the antioxide compound { just do not go crazy with this one otherwise it will make a fine mess plus what more they are condtive as well }

Just don't go crazy with toqure the screw or clamp it down like nuts due the alum wires are softer than copper so you have to be little more carefull with it.

That about it unless you have more question to ask us.

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Old 09-02-2010, 09:28 AM   #3
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Probably won't be an issue as most breakers are, but make sure the breaker is listed for use with AL conductors.
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Where can I buy the antioxide compound?
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:33 AM   #5
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A big box store, an electrical supply house or a well stocked hardware store. I have seen small tubes like a travel toothpaste size in the big box stores.
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Just about almost everywhere I know in big box store and hardware store and it pretty common item and yes they do have small tube as well if you not going use very much as well.

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