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Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Kissi Asiedu, Sep 12, 2005.

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  1. Bud--

    Bud-- Guest

    My original post was in response to your post which, talking about the
    "newer alloy", said: "Used with CO/ALr devices it would probably be OK
    but nobody will actually try it. .... Old legends die hard tho." That is
    15 and 20 amp branch circuits on 10 ga and smaller wire.

    All subsequent posts by you, have been about 15 and 20 amp branch circuits.
    I have repeatedly pointed out that the paper at:
    is based on extensive tests at Wright-Malta and was written by a PhD
    Professional Engineer from Malta.

    You have said it was "a 'home inspector' site <insert home inspector
    joke here>" when the paper was not written by a home inspector. And now
    you tie it to New York City and the IBEW, both of which have absolutely
    no relevance.

    You have at no point challenged the CPSC view of aluminum wiring,
    Wright-Malta test results or the contents of the paper. I be happy to
    communicate on one of these topics. Others are pointless.

    And I am more convinced that your disregard of science-based information
    indicates you may have a bright future in the Bush administration.

  2. ehsjr

    ehsjr Guest

    He said the post was about NEW construction. He said it (discussion
    of 15/20A aluminum wiring in new construction) is a moot point.
    He said the thread is not about 15/20 ga wiring. Either you can't
    understand what was posted or you are looking for an argument.
    Please take your contentious posting eleswhere.

  3. Guest

    and I stand by that.
    Then the topic got switched to the "run for your lives, I think I saw
    an aluminum wire" rant you get from people who don't know the
    difference between tinned copper and aluminum. I agreed there was a
    early failutre rate of wire that was installed in the 70s but there is
    plenty of evidence to show that the problems were caused by bad
    workmanship and homeowner intervention as much as a bad product. The
    statistics they toss around are from the late 70s and 80s.
    I am always skeptical of any mantra that ends up with one and one only
    solution, particularly when it is a tightly licensed and controlled
    commercial product like the Copalum. Starts making me wonder if that
    obscure lab was getting a taste of the sales.
    I agree a person with aluminum should be extra vigilent about unusal
    electrical symptoms but actually going in and screwing with something
    that is working may be more dangerous than leaving it alone.

    That still has nothing to do with installing aa8000 wire and COALr
  4. Bud--

    Bud-- Guest

    (At the same time as the "moot point" post there was a simultaneous "a
    'home inspector' site <insert home inspector joke here>" post to which I

    I've read back through the thread, and as far as I can see all my
    responses directly follow from what [] said. Did I miss

    I particularly object to discrediting a Professional Engineer-author by
    associating him with an unrelated home inspector - "<insert home
    inspector joke here>" (and later New York City and the IBEW). Some of my
    posts after that were overwritten.

  5. Guest

    I am sorry if I offended you.
    I have just had bad experiences with home inspectors and when asked
    they say they are not code inspectors so I have to question "what
    standard do they use"?
    It is particularly suspicious when the only "answer" is a single
    product with limited acces to installers.
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