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Old 08-28-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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I have copper house wire, but I bought a new cook top and it has braided aluminum wires. I went to my local electrical supply store and the lady gave me this...


In addition, I bought the no-ox paste for on the wire/ connector. I have not opened that package yet, but this looks like a conductive material, so when the connection is made, how do I isolate this from the metal electrical box/ other hot wire? Also, how far in do the wires go/ should they touch inside?
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It should not be AL, but a tinned copper wire.
Do the instruction say anything special about connecting the wires?
You can use standard wire nuts.
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It should not be AL, but a tinned copper wire.
Do the instruction say anything special about connecting the wires?
You can use standard wire nuts.
The instructions do not say anything about connecting the wires/ other than wire setup (black-black red-red ground-ground)
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JBfan is right. That's almost certainly not aluminum, it's tinned copper.
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The paste is not needed.
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