Aluminum / Copper crossover


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Old 11-20-03, 10:50 AM
ALU_in_MN
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Aluminum / Copper crossover


Is it safe to bring an aluminum leg of a circuit up to one side of a CO/ALR duplex outlet and continue on with copper on the other side?
<PRE>
.---------.
| |
| O O |
====< o >==== #12 copper
| |
| |
| O O |
----< o >---- #12 aluminum
| |
`---------'
</PRE>
It's getting cold out up here and I'm lothe to try pulling the aluminum until it warms up a little [snap!], so I'm looking for a 6 month fix 'till spring.
 

Last edited by ALU_in_MN; 11-20-03 at 11:03 AM.
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Old 11-20-03, 10:50 AM
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Lets try that pic again...

Edited pic in original post
 

Last edited by ALU_in_MN; 11-20-03 at 11:04 AM.
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Old 11-20-03, 10:52 AM
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Sassa-frassaa HTML editors

<sigh>
 
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Old 11-20-03, 11:55 AM
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Yes, and probably better than the special splices required for an Al-CU joint. Putting the ground lines under seperate screws in a metal box works well also.
 
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Old 11-20-03, 11:59 AM
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It is my educated (somewhat) guess that this would not me a problem.
But lets let the experts have the final say.
You are, I take it referring to an outlet that is rated for aluminum /or copper wire?
BTY is there a program to help learn the drawings you guys do with the keyboard, or do you just figure them out for your self?

Thanks, Tony D.
 
 

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