Power and the RA82

William Donzelli aw288 at osfn.org
Mon Jul 11 18:10:58 CDT 2005


> Note that 20 amp requires 12 gauge copper.  In homes of the right
> (wrong?) age, you may find 12 gauge aluminum -- that's legal only for
> 15 amps.  If you want aluminum and 20 amps, you'll need 10 gauge --
> plus components rated for aluminum wire, which are generally somewhere
> between rare and nonexistent, and often very expensive.

Anyone living in a house with Al wiring should either move out or replace
it all with copper.

Awful stuff.

William Donzelli
aw288 at osfn.org




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