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Old 10-19-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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I would like to change the outlets and switches in my house. I have aluminum wiring and was told by someone at Lowe's that I can use the regular copper outlets, but that I need to use an antioxidant agent. Is this accurate information? If so, is this something I need to re-apply every so often?

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Another idiot who think he knows electrical. You MUST use receptacles the are rated AL and the anti oxident.

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You use AL rated devices or pigtail copper to the AL and use the correct wire nuts. The purple ones with the antioxidant already filled into the wire nut. I believe the part number for the wire nuts is 30-365. Ideal. They are listed for AL/CU connection.
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Thank you so much. I had my doubts, but glad I double checked.
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