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#126012 - 09/19/03 03:54 AM Are the wirenuts for EGC's supposed to be green?
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Are the wirenuts for EGC's supposed to be green?
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#126013 - 09/19/03 03:58 AM Re: Are the wirenuts for EGC's supposed to be green?
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and what is the EGC is bare ?

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#126014 - 09/19/03 04:53 AM Re: Are the wirenuts for EGC's supposed to be green?
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I can't find a code art for green wire nuts. But wouldn't most electricians know what the green wires were?

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#126015 - 09/19/03 06:12 AM Re: Are the wirenuts for EGC's supposed to be green?
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All of the yellow wirenuts have _two_ wires under them. The red wirenut is the only one with three wires. I presume that this was simply a matter of selecting the properly sized wirenut for the job.

So do you all think that the installer selected a large enough box for the job? I count 11 conductors (10 current carrying plus 1 for the grounds)...but I'm not at all good at guessing box volume. I _think_ that this is a 30 cubic inch box, which would be fine even if these are 10ga conductors. (I'm guessing 12ga.)

-Jon

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#126016 - 09/19/03 06:36 AM Re: Are the wirenuts for EGC's supposed to be green?
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The listing of a green wire nut states that they can only be used for grounding conductors. That is not to say, however, that you can not use any type of wire nut on a ground.
I think I would be more concerned about the fact that the box isn't bonded and the wires are about three inches long.

[This message has been edited by Ryan_J (edited 09-19-2003).]
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#126017 - 09/19/03 06:49 AM Re: Are the wirenuts for EGC's supposed to be green?
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box isn't bonded


Does the conduit count as an acceptable means of bonding the box?

I like the raised area around the hole provided for a grounding screw is raised up so the screw doesn't need a dimple in the wall. That was yet another one of those seemingly simple ideas that must help.

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#126018 - 09/19/03 07:01 AM Re: Are the wirenuts for EGC's supposed to be green?
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Good morning TG. I read article 250.148 as requiring the box to bonded.
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#126019 - 09/19/03 01:23 PM Re: Are the wirenuts for EGC's supposed to be green?
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Is this a trick question? I would have to say no way.

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#126020 - 09/21/03 05:49 AM Re: Are the wirenuts for EGC's supposed to be green?
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Perhaps I'm confusing my terms here.

Must the conduit contain a grounding conductor, which is then attached to a grounding screw, or does the conduit itself act as a grounding conductor, similar to type AC cable's armor with the bonding strip properly terminated in a connector?

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