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08-05-06, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Skipswift

The plan

From everything I've read, it seems like I can do one of two things:

1) Run the existing 3-wire to a junction box and use the ILSCO AK-6 split bolts to connect the aluminum to new copper. In this...
08-04-06, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Skipswift

More cable information

In fact, the cable does say Type SE and it does go back to the main panel.

The split bolts are AL/CU rated. Here's the information about the split bolts from the ILSCO web page:

AK AL/CU SPLIT...
08-04-06, 07:09 PM
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Posted By Skipswift

Full description of electric wire

Managed to read a bit more from the wire coming off of the breaker box:

Alcan S Stabiloy AA-8000 Series
Style U Type XHHW
CDRS 600 Volts 3 CSDR 8 AL
UL 1987

So it's definitely 8 AWG.
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08-04-06, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Skipswift

Additional information

Wire has there individual conductors -

Two solid 8 AWG aluminum wires in black rubber insulation
One stranded aluminum wire without insulation

The three wires are bundles in grey plastic...
08-04-06, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Skipswift

More information

The breaker is 40 amps. Presumably this means my aluminum wire is 8 AWG. I measured it earlier with my wire cutter and it still looks a bit small to be 8 AWG.

Cooktop has 7KW rating so 40 amp...
08-04-06, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Skipswift

Correction - cooktop connections

Ray,

You are correct .. I wasn't thinking clearly. Though the cooktop does have four connections, two are power and the remaining two are ground (one for the heating elements and another for the...
08-04-06, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Skipswift

Exclamation Alum to Copper - ILSCO AK-6 split bolts?

Hi,

I removed my old electric cooktop to replace with a new cooktop and discovered that I have aluminum wiring in my home.

I have a 3-lead aluminum wire (2 solid 10 guage leads and 1 stranded...
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