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Originally posted by charlie

So, Jim, at what date between 1975 and now would you consider solid conductor aluminum ok?

When it's as big as #6, and when it's only run for a large appliance circuit, I don't consider that it was ever a problem.

Remember that the only problem with any aluminum wire at any time was the connections. With a large appliance circuit, you've only got connections at each end; one at the breaker and one at the range receptacle. Both of these have big, fat, secure lugs. It's not the same as a bunch of 15 & 20 amp circuits that are daisy chained with wires wrapped around screws or, heaven forbid, backstabbed.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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