I will be reorganizing my electrical panel; and will be moving some #2 and
#6 aluminum wires to different breakers.
I understand I have to put antioxidant on the wires, but am unclear about
They are all clean and shiny, without a trace of oxidation. Do I have to
clean them? If so, how? I have read references to wire bushes, but emery
paper seems like a better choice; but then I really don't know anything
As long as I am asking about aluminum wires, I have read that all
connections should be checked for oxidation every few years. All the
connections that I can easily see are in good shape, and all the screws are
still tight after 20 years. It is difficult to get to the oven and range,
and I would really rather not disturb a splice in a junction box. If the
ones I can see are good, is it fair to assume the others are okay also (#6)?
My understanding is that all the aluminum wire problems occur with #12 and
#14, not with the larger stuff.