Yes, if you want to burn your house down, they react together and cause and corrode which makes a weak connection that increases resistance and gets nice and toasty.Can I tie existing alum wire to copper together with regular wire nuts?
See link in post #7.thanks sparky for the link.
I went to look for their products down at my local elec. supply house and of course they do not carry them. They call Ideal and they suggest using a special wire nut or a product called Noalox, also by Ideal. Yeap, they are 25 bucks a box. Little box. I am thinking that's my ticket. What do you guys think. Thanks for your input. Let my know if there are other tricks. Love to learn more.
You have fallen victim to the hype and exaggeration. If the "reaction" causes problems, why don't all the connections fail instead of a tiny portion of them?Yes, if you want to burn your house down, they react together and cause and corrode which makes a weak connection that increases resistance and gets nice and toasty.
Are they listed for 600volts AC?
You were told wrong. Noalox, or Deox, or whatever the name is, are anti-oxidants. It keeps the atmosphere from reacting with the aluminum and causing...... oxidation!I was told years ago by my electrical supplyer that Noalox would work to solve the reaction problems between copper and alumnium wire, been using it for along time and no problems, cept hard to get off fingers.