Set out to do what I thought was going to be a simple deal... I want to
install a timer on my porch light. This timer replaces the switch to the
fixture so I am thinking a quick change -- screw on the wires to the timer
Well, the timer has two wires out which are aluminum -- the wiring is
copper. I have no twist thingies to connect the two with so I head back to
Mecca (Home Depot). I spot some connectors but just to be sure I ask an
Apron if what I have is good enough. He says not for copper to alum -- and
hands me this squeeze tube of anti-oxidant paste or some such.
Is this paste step really necessary? It makes a big deal about not getting
the goop on the wire insulation but once they both get in the twistee -- how
would I know if it does or not...
Any tips or advice before I burn the house down?