Re: aluminum wiring overhaul
The connectors I prefer are the Alimiconn
Originally Posted by woodwoman
They screw type connectors, require no special crimp tool. Put the aluminum wire in with paste, tighten and then put you copper pigtail in the next slot and tighten. Periodically you open the unit and re-tighten the screw on the wires. You can use then to make the copper pigtails for the outlets so you can use standard receptacles and switches. You can use them for you lights by connecting you aluninum wire in one slot and your fixture wire in another. you can use them anyplace you would normally use a wire nut. This is a unit that a competent homeowner can use.
If the crimp connectors are used and the tools is not in good shape, or the alum wire loosens over time you have to cut the wires and install a new crimp. That's why I don't like them.
You should also tighten or have tightened the connections in your breaker box.
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