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6/4 AL for Attached Garage Sub Panel

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I have a length of 6/4 Aluminum cable that I'd like to use as a 40 amp feeder to a small sub panel in my attached garage. I can get a picture of the cable later today but one thing I do remember about the cable is that it does not have the ground wrap around all the conductors, its un-insulated and is twisted all by itself.

Question is, can I use this through the wall and run to a sub panel in my garage? I already know everything there is to connecting a subpanel, I am just questioning the use of the aluminum cable I have.

Edit: its type SE/SER cable, see the attached picture....

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I have a length of 6/4 Aluminum cable that I'd like to use as a 40 amp feeder to a small sub panel in my attached garage. I can get a picture of the cable later today but one thing I do remember about the cable is that it does not have the ground wrap around all the conductors, its un-insulated and is twisted all by itself.

Question is, can I use this through the wall and run to a sub panel in my garage? I already know everything there is to connecting a subpanel, I am just questioning the use of the aluminum cable I have.

Edit: its type SE/SER cable, see the attached picture....
Knock yourself out. This type of cable is used like this all the time. Just do yourself a favor and use an antioxidant compound on the connections.
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