Bathroom Light Fixture Replacement with Al Wiring


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Old 09-01-20, 10:27 AM
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Bathroom Light Fixture Replacement with Al Wiring

Replacing bathroom light fixture. Removed old fixture that was connected with existing Aluminum house wiring. House was pig-tailed with certified company but they didn't mention that they weren't doing this fixture, probably because it was hard wired and not easy to get to. Since I am replacing fixture with new one, im wondering if I can get away with using the Ideal twister for AL-Cu wiring that HD sells. Thx for any input!
 
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Old 09-01-20, 11:28 PM
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If it's a low current draw light..... like an LED....... those wirenuts will be ok.
 
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Old 09-02-20, 06:45 AM
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Hi, you could cut the old fixture wires close to the fixture and reconnect them to the new furnace with regular wire nuts and don’t disturb the Al. connection.
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Old 09-02-20, 10:26 AM
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Instead of the purple Twister nuts, I would rather use Alumiconn connectors. They are a bit more expensive, but the connection is much more secure and reliable and don't have the issues that the Twister nuts have.

I would personally never use the purple Twister wire nuts ever. There are better solutions out there to use a product that has questionable reliability and safety.
 

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Old 09-02-20, 11:50 AM
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