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Old 06-06-06, 04:55 PM
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Is anyone familiar with a new circuit breaker that just came out for aluminum wire? Any info would be appreciated .Thanks!
 
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Old 06-06-06, 05:30 PM
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> Is anyone familiar with a new circuit breaker that just came out
> for aluminum wire?

Can you be more specific about what you heard and for what size wire?

No circuit breaker is a substitute for faulty wiring.
 
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Old 06-06-06, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bolide
> Is anyone familiar with a new circuit breaker that just came out
> for aluminum wire?

Can you be more specific about what you heard and for what size wire?

No circuit breaker is a substitute for faulty wiring.

Not all aluminium wireing is faulty. However a main breaker for say... service entrance would be interesting.
Most faults in th al. wires are at the termination and splice points of your branch ckts, Leaving the fact of a special breaker moot.
 
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Old 06-06-06, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by lectriclee
Not all aluminium wireing is faulty. However a main breaker for say... service entrance would be interesting.
Most faults in th al. wires are at the termination and splice points of your branch ckts, Leaving the fact of a special breaker moot.

There are alot of breakers, mains or branch, that are rated for aluminum wire. As a matter of fact, most that I can think of are al/cu rated.

Am I missing something??
 
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Old 06-06-06, 11:31 PM
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Breaker for 12g al wire. I heard a new product was out I guess similar to a GFI ??????? Yhanks
 
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I am trying to think of a breaker that I have ever seen that was not duel rated for cu/al. I cannot think of any. Check the breaker to be sure.
 
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Old 06-07-06, 03:28 AM
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Perhaps they are thinking of a AFCI breaker.

These are not specifically for AL wire. Perhaps suggested as a way to add some safety factor to a house with AL wire?
 
 

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