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Old 03-06-2011, 01:45 PM   #16
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Maybe this guy's biased. Maybe the pictures are fake. Decide for yourself.

http://www.alwirerepair.com/burned_purples.htm

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From Ideal

http://www.idealindustries.com/media...compliance.pdf

Here is the MSDS, Material Safety Data Sheet

http://www.idealindustries.com/media...al-cu_msds.pdf

From the FAQs

http://www.idealindustries.com/media..._faq_sheet.pdf

FWIW wire nuts will also burn or melt when improperly applied to copper to copper connections.
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Neither the Ideal or Wagos is listed for use with aluminum.
Ideal 65 wire nuts are UL listed for Al wire.
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Maybe this guy's biased. Maybe the pictures are fake. Decide for yourself.

http://www.alwirerepair.com/burned_purples.htm
UL says they are safe to use. The CSA says they are safe to use. My county electrical inspector says they are safe to use. But an electrician who offers a competing repair solution says they are not. Who are you going to believe?
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AlumiConn's and the 65's will work if you pigtail the wires. Its really the only way besides getting rid of the existing aluminum wire. Either put in a bigger box or use an extension ring. Looks like you're missing a clamp on two of the cables too. As mentioned the Wagos and In-Shure connectors are not listed for AL/CU connections. Not suggesting you try it but I'd like to see that tested. I don't see why it wouldn't work. You don't have to worry about differing expansion or heat because they are not twisted together. My guess is at east for Ideal is that they didn't want to spend the money on a UL listing when they already have a product for this.

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