Transition from aluminum to copper
Looking at buying a place with some aluminum wiring. Insurance shouldn't be a bother but I do see outlets have been replaced with Decora style, which aren't (I believe) AL rated. Assuming they've been done right, there will be a transition via pigtail to copper.
If not, I will be replacing them and doing them properly (vendor or predecessor PAINTED the outlets. Looks stupid.)
Just wondering - haven't seen info online to confirm this or not - can I use regular Marrettes (I prefer Cantwist) on the aluminum to copper transition, with the appropriate paste, or are there special connectors?
Also, can grounds be crimped? I'm assuming not, since the crimps I'm familiar with say copper only.
I should note, I'm in BC, Canada, so the rules are somewhat different, but the principles should be the same.
This post was edited by alan_s_thefirst on Mon, Apr 15, 13 at 1:47