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U.S. CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) advice about using twist-on connectors (such as the Ideal 65 Twister purple twist on connector) for repairing aluminum electrical wiring.
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U.S. CPSC does not recommend use of Twist On Connectors (including the Ideal No. 65) for Aluminum Wiring Repair
U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION WASHINGTON. D.C. 20207 July 10, 1998
Dr. Jesse AronsteinConsulting Engineerc/o General DeliveryGalway, NY 12074
Re: Twist-On Connectors for Aluminum Wiring
Dear Dr. Aronstein:
In answer to your recent inquiry, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff does not consider the use of the twist-on connector (including the Ideal No.65) to be a suitable repair for aluminum wiring in residences.
Acceptable repairs are those identified in the CPSC publication "Repairing Aluminum Wiring" (copy enclosed).
William H. King, Jr. DirectorDivision of Electrical Engineering
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