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How can I install a 2-2-2-4 a;luminum wire to a 60amp

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How can I install a 2-2-2-4 a;luminum wire to a 60amp circuit breaker? Wire size is to big for breaker
JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?
Customer: New subpanel in garage. New panel in house. Electrician told me how to run my wires but said nothing about wire not fitting breaker
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Everything is installed and ready to hook to breaker. Can I splice a smaller copper wire to breaker
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  WCohn replied 11 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  WCohn replied 11 months ago.

I would ONLY run it in copper!! Aluminum expands and contracts too much even if it did fit its likely to come loose do to the expansion

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Cable is buried and sub panel in garage wired. Need to connect to breaker
Expert:  WCohn replied 11 months ago.

Then I'll opt out as I don't want to feel any responsibility for your setup

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'll just call my electrician in the morning. Thought I might get an answer tonight
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Guess I will oft out also
Expert:  Mike G. replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I"m Mike G and I'll be assisting you. What is the Panel rated? What size breaker do you have st the main service panel?

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