centering a light fixture

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Old 11-01-04, 03:34 PM
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centering a light fixture

I am remodeling my basement, and need to center the box that held a ceiling
fan. It is not in the center of the room. Can I add an extension to existing wires? Do they need to bee in a box? Also the existing wires are aluminum.
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Old 11-01-04, 04:44 PM
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If the circuit is grounded, you can add an extension. All splices must be in permanently accessible junction boxes. All connections to aluminum must be made with connectors specifically listed for that purpose. In any remodel, I would seriously consider removing all the aluminum wire.
 
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Old 11-01-04, 10:16 PM
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As an added note, if you ever make any copper to aluminum connections, you should coat the connection with an anti-oxidant compound. Also to note, switches and receptacles are often not rated for use with aluminum wire, only certain varieties are. Check the label for a CU and an AL marking on it. If it has AL inside a circle with a line though it, don't use it with aluminum wire without using anti-oxide protection on the connection.

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Old 11-02-04, 04:20 AM
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If it not a co/alr (copper/aluminum) compatible device do not use it at all with aluminum wire.
 
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