Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tyrebyter The safe alternative
Though the National Electrical Code permits Special wire nuts on aluminum wiring the Consumer Product Safety Commision says they should be considered temporary at best. The CPSC recommends Alumicons or Copalum connectors, and the Copalum requires a special crimper that can only be rented by electricians certified to install that product. These Alumicon connectors are easy to use and can fit in most boxes There are instruction for installing with a torque-limiting screwdriver or an ordinary flat blade screwdriver. I replaced most of my home's wiring with copper, but that I couldn't reach, I pigtailed with Alumicons. Now I sleep better.
August 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie Whatta ya gonna do?
They work as advertised but are so big I had to use a large remodel box. Outrageously expensive, but so is an electrician or a fire. I'll use the purple al/cu wire nuts if I'm just pigtailing a single aluminum wire to a copper wire. Aluminum wire. What a great way to save money. Kinda like plastic hose for plumbing. Lol
September 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hal very good
the safest way to convert from aluminum to copper wire
August 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dpi Useful and practical wire connector
I prefer using this product to connect wires rather than with wire nuts and tape. Wires are held securely by the screw terminals and very unlikely to come loose, unlike what can happen with wire nuts. This product is especially useful because of the often increased difficulty for me when connecting 3 wires with wire nuts. However they seem quite expensive at over $3 each.
May 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigG A less expensive option than rewiring the house
I started with a small order of these and ended up with the 100 count bag. They worked and are one of the only options for pig tailing aluminum house wire to copper only switches and plugs. I purchased a home in which all switches and plugs had cu or copper only stamped on them. The aluminum house wire was connected to these. (Fire Hazard). After much investigation I found out that you should install copper pig tails because most commonly found switches and plugs are copper only. This product is approved for aluminum (AL) to Copper (CU) connections. The wire connectors have anti corrosion gel in them to prevent the aluminum wire from corroding. The only issue I encountered was that the screw terminals were a little soft, make sure you use the right size screwdriver. Also they recommend using a torque screwdriver. The larger bag had optional instructions if you didn't have a torque driver.
January 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by electricjack Wire COnnectors
This product is one of only a few listed al/cu connectors. It also does cu/cu, and al/al. I don't know why they have to be so rediculously expensive, but given the cost of an electrician, they are a small percentage of the total project cost. I'm a licensed electrician and have a couple clients with electric heat and aluminum building wiring. When the old connections fail, it's almost always because of poor workmanship, not the old connectors, but these are trying to legislate against incompetence. They reqauire a torque screwdriver for proper application, but have an alternate method of torquing that doesn't reqauire a calibrated screwdriver. Theypre quite bulky and make a single gang box very tight. I use the calibrated screwdriver. KUDOS to Home Depot for having these on line. The product is great, the cost rediculous.
January 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MAR01 GOOD
PRODUCT IS PERFECT FOR THE JOB, AS STATED. A SAFE METHOD OF ATTACHING ALUMINUM WIRE TO COPPER WIRE.
December 25, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ToolManTim Please give real dimensions in specifications
The dimensions in the specification are rediculous. It wouldn't fit in a box if it was that big.
January 22, 2016