CO/ALR 4way switches


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Old 01-10-04, 08:03 PM
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CO/ALR 4way switches

I need to replace a 4way switch with a new switch. I have aluminum wiring so I know I need a CO/ALR switch. BUT I can't seem to find one. Can anyone point me to a place I might find one?

I'm using a standard 4-way for now since the replacement was an emergency, but suspect this cannot remain this way.

Any advice would be appreciated.
 
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Old 01-10-04, 09:00 PM
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If you can't find a CO/ALR 4-way switch, you can use CO/ALR wire nuts and copper pigtails. However, the CO/ALR switch would be preferable.
 
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Old 01-11-04, 04:38 AM
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Can't you use a regular switch and aluminum wire provided you use a de-ox compund?
 
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Old 01-11-04, 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by weebee
Can't you use a regular switch and aluminum wire provided you use a de-ox compund?
No you need ALU rated switch AND the anti ox compound.
 
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Old 01-11-04, 09:21 AM
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Oh, my bad. I was thinking about aluminum SE cable and the lugs on main panels.
 
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Old 01-12-04, 09:00 AM
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weebee,
Even then, be sure the lugs are listed for aluminum terminations.
 
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Old 01-12-04, 08:49 PM
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Ya, I know, Don't know what I was thinking there!
 
 

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