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I am installing a new service at my home. The service is a buried 150' aluminum cable (supplied by the electric company) that will come at the the end to a meter. From the meter is runs about 4' over to a Switch panel with a main breaker. The problem I'm having is that Victoria Electric says I can't use aluminum wiring from the Meter box to my Switch panel. I've pulled out the aluminum wiring (3/0 for the hot and 2/0 for the nuetral) and am preparing to put in copper, however everything I read says it's not against code to use the aluminum wiring. This is costing me roughly $160 to switch out just because they say the aluminum is not permitted. What is the clarification (i.e., VEC Code) on this?
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