Asked by: Pepe Schoorelasked in category: General Last Updated: 7th June, 2020
How much does it cost to convert aluminum wire to copper?
Also to know is, how much does it cost to change aluminum wire to copper?
This solution is just what it sounds like: a complete replacement of the aluminum wiring in the house with traditional copper wiring. Depending on the home's size, age and ease of access to old wiring, you should plan to spend $10,000 or more for this repair.
Beside above, is it OK to mix copper and aluminum wiring? The only way considered safe to connect copper and aluminum is through a splice connector. Specifically, you have to connect the wires individually so they are not prone to corrosion.
Considering this, how much does it cost to pigtail aluminum wiring?
Well, it depends on whether you decide to repair or replace it: The cost to repair aluminum wiring: $85 to $200 per outlet. The cost to replace aluminum wiring: $300 to $500+ per outlet.
How do you pigtail copper wire to aluminum?
Your electrician would just go to every outlet and pigtail the aluminum with a short copper strand using a Al/Cu Wire Connector (these are usually purple for identification). This is probably the best solution for lights and other "non" outlets. For outlets you can pigtail or just connect an Al/Cu rated outlet.