attaching copper to aluminm wire


Old 03-06-01, 12:05 PM
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I am changing fluresent light fixtures in ceiling. New fixtures have a note concerning 32w bulbs in a house built before 1985. These fixtures have a 4way and 2three switches controling them. The switches all have heavy rubber covers on all connections.Is there a special way to connect these fixtures?
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Old 03-06-01, 06:17 PM
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Boy did you blow my mind in trying to figure out what you are saying. You're titles says aluminum and copper wire connection. Then you jump to rubber covered wires, with a four way switch system and I think I got lost.

I will try to read between your lines.

If you want to connect copper and aluminum wires together under the same connector then you will have to use an alloy connector with an alloy divider keeping the copper and the aluminum wires from touching each other in the connection.

When you replace you light fixture you should be able to connect the new fixture the same way as your old fixture was connected. Just be sure to use the proper type connection if mixing copper and aluminum.

Let us know if we are close to what you are asking

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