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RE: [TCML] primary tubing - now Aluminum wiring failures
This is certainly not my bailey wick; but, what are the failures? Is it
metal to dissimilar metal connections? It seems to me the small comparative
savings in materials can not be worth the risk of failure or electrical
My Tesla coils will always be copper materials unless copper surpasses the
price of silver :-^)
From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Dave Halliday
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 10:24 PM
To: 'Tesla Coil Mailing List'
Subject: RE: [TCML] primary tubing - now Aluminum wiring failures
There is a recreational housing development near where I live that was wired
twenty years ago with all Aluminum.
The majority of this wiring has failed and each householder is looking at
having to put $7K to $12K into what is a glorified trailer park.
Commercial installations can use Al wiring but residential use is now no
longer a good idea...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lau, Gary
> Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 5:48 AM
> To: Tesla Coil Mailing List
> Subject: RE: [TCML] primary tubing
> And I've had the power company replace the clamped
> connections to the wire running between poles, and where the
> wire to my house joins the wire to my meter. Both were
> Al-to-Al connections and both were faulty just a few years
> after installation. This is not to say that reliable Al
> connections can't be made, just that it's a good deal more
> difficult than working with Cu.
> Regards, Gary Lau
> MA, USA
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of Yurtle Turtle
> > Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 6:09 AM
> > To: Tesla Coil Mailing List
> > Subject: Re: [TCML] primary tubing
> > Almost all residential houses use aluminum wire to run from
> the meter base to the
> > breaker panel. That's a 200 amp circuit with nothing more
> than a mechanical
> > connection and an anti oxidant grease.
> > Adam
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