Jumper wire guage question

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Old 12-25-13, 04:36 AM
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Jumper wire question

What gauge wire would I want to use as a jumper over a plastic water filter in a copper water system?

To mount, do I use those acorn style clamps you use on a ground clamp or something different?
 

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Old 12-25-13, 05:31 AM
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Check with your local municipality, but generally #6 is used as a jumper and acorn connectors. With copper some will require different connectors, so check first.
 
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Old 12-25-13, 06:55 AM
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To mount, do I use those acorn style clamps you use on a ground clamp or something different?
I'd use water pipe clamps.

https://www.frostelectric.com/index....h=find&ds=dept
 
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Old 12-25-13, 07:08 AM
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Thanks both of you for the response.

Those are the clamps I was thinking about but at my hardware store they only had the steel ones so I passed on them... I'll need the brass/copper ones.
 
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Old 12-25-13, 07:39 AM
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I'll need the brass/copper ones.
I like those too, but the tin plated aluminum or zinc water pipe clamps are also acceptable if they are marked Al/Cu.
 
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Old 12-25-13, 08:49 AM
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Aha, thats all I need then. I was thinking if I used the metal ones I would have dissimilar metals going on... perhaps there are some dielectric coating on the teeth or something?
 
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I was thinking if I used the metal ones I would have dissimilar metals going on... perhaps there are some dielectric coating on the teeth or something?
Nope, the key is the tin plating. As long as they are marked Al/Cu, you are good to go.
 
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