Trouble with aluminum, is that it oxidizes, and causes an oxide buildup at the
connection. This increases the resistance. At least for home electrical
wiring, special connections have to be made. But for radials, it will probably
work....as long as a nice tight mechanical connection to cut thu the oxide film
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From: BenT <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Has anyone mentioned Aluminum wire? How does aluminum fare buried? Does
> it get corroded more quickly in the ground than copper?
> With the price of copper, it would be nice to have aluminum as an
> alternative. While the conductivity is not quite as high, it's still
> pretty good. And you could probably put down more than enough aluminum
> to get the same resistance and still pay less than copper.
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