At 01:04 PM 7/29/02 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Given the discussion of copper strap for grounding purposes, and knowing
>that the conductivity of Aluminum is very very near that of copper .... is
>there any reason
>one shouldnt use the much-more-available aluminum strap instead of copper?
>I realize that there's the issue of dissimilar metals, but that seems to be
>manageable with the appropriate product....
>I've always understood that the big difference is that aluminum oxide
>isn't conductive, while brown copper oxide is... hence the difference in
>copper and aluminum house wiring. I don't see, though, why a combination
>of Noalox and appropriate weatherproofing couldn't nullify this and the
>dissimilar metals problem.
73, Pete N4ZR
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