|To:||"Alan NV8A (ex. AB2OS)" <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Shack wiring|
|From:||Gary Schafer <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 24 Jan 2005 21:53:46 -0500|
Aluminum is about the only thing that the power company uses nowadays
for the drop cable to your house. But you do not want any aluminum
inside the house.|
Most places do not allow its installation anymore.
If you do have it inside you should retighten the connections about once a year. They do loosen up. Be sure to turn off the power when doing so. When aluminum is compressed it does not spring back like copper does so it does not have that built in tension.
73 Gary k4FMX
Alan NV8A (ex. AB2OS) wrote:
Al wiring is OK with the right fittings, isn't it? I see fittings in the stores marked for use with Al. IIRC, the service drop from the pole to the meter is still typically Al. Our wiring from the main breaker in the garage to the 100A subpanel in the basement (which has the branch-circuit breakers for everything but the garage) is Al.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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