Ceiling Fan, Aluminum Wiring

Old 08-03-02, 08:19 PM
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Ceiling Fan, Aluminum Wiring

I want to install ceiling fans in my home, but it is wired with aluminum wire. Is there any safe way to do this? I know that it is not safe to wire the fans to the aluminum wire. What do I do short of rewiring the whole house?
Old 08-03-02, 08:32 PM
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Just use wire nuts made for connecting aluminum to copper. You'll find them at any home improvement center.
Old 08-04-02, 01:55 PM
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The fact that you are using AL wiring does not mean you can not connect it to the fan. The problem with AL wiring is that is difficult to get a good tight connection. Use John's advice and get the right connectors. You should not have a problem.

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