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This article discusses special problems with the combustibility of antioxidant and plastic used in the Ideal 65 Twist-on purple "twister" connector if used for splicing aluminum to copper wires.
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Description of Aluminum Wiring Twist-on Connector Failures: combustible connector shell & combustible antioxidants
This is Aluminum Wiring Repair Procedure - Page 13 Color photos and descriptive captions from CPSC Meeting 9/28/95. In this document aluminum wire twist-on connector failures and repair procedures are described, including aluminum wire repair methods which work and methods which do not work and are unsafe. Color photos of aluminum wire repair procedures, and photos of failed connectors are included.
This document series describes hazards with existing aluminum wiring repair products, explains the aluminum wiring failure mechanism,
and reviews recommended retrofit procedures including use of readily-available materials.
This information was presented to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission by Dr. J. Aronstein, 9/28/95.
The minutes of that meeting were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and posted by Daniel Friedman January 1996.
50. Installed per the manufacturer's instructions, many in retrofit installations, hazardous failures will occur in considerable numbers over the years. The free-burning connector shell
is then a cause for concern. A substantial fire can grow from ignition of a connector shell, as shown in this demonstration.
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