compound or sealant around the wires

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Old 07-18-06, 01:01 PM
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compound or sealant around the wires

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i just finished running the sub panel down to my dock. when i opened up one of the main panels to connect the sub to the 100 amp breaker i noticed that the electrician had put some kind of goo or compound(i did not touch it as the panel was hot) on the lugs around the aluminum service wire. my feeder wire to the sub is aluminum should i be using this "goo" on the lugs in the sub and if so what is it.

TIA paul
 
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Old 07-18-06, 01:07 PM
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Yes. It is an anti-oxidant.

Frankly,if you're asking this question you shouldn't be doing this yourself. I strongly recommend you have an electrician review your work. What else have you foorgotten to do?
 
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Old 07-18-06, 01:19 PM
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thank bob

i feel very confident with my work on this project as well as others i have done. i have never used AL wire in the past only copper and would have done so on this project if not for the outrages price difference between copper and AL about 4x
 
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