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#211394 - 10/09/13 01:31 AM Wire Nut Color
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I will admit that is something I obsess over... after all, the devil is in the details.

Blue, orange, yellow, gray... they don't do it for me.
I must have my black wire nuts!
White is fine by me too... as long as they're ceramic. grin

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#211397 - 10/09/13 08:58 AM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]
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Are you a wire nut nut? What about tan and red? Those are my favorites.

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#211400 - 10/09/13 05:19 PM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]
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T believe that the 2013 BSEC requires wire nuts to be the same color as the wires they're connecting. laugh

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#211406 - 10/09/13 07:37 PM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: renosteinke]
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I think you got a couple wire nuts loose...
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#211408 - 10/09/13 11:36 PM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]
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I like the somewhat standardized colors. It makes it easier to see if the right size was used.
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#211412 - 10/10/13 11:57 AM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]
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grin

NickD restores things like these:








hence his fondness for black & porcelain wirenuts

(I stole the pictures from the "Introduce Yourself" thread. There are more than these there)



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#211414 - 10/10/13 05:10 PM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]
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Yes, very nice restoration work!!
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#211420 - 10/11/13 01:39 AM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]
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I just like beauty and class when I do my electrical work... colors tend to look "cheesy" to me, like children's playthings. whistle

Below is a rare Gray Instrument Wheatstone bridge from my collection. Hand built and insanely expensive in its day...
(date in dispute)







Edited by NickD (10/11/13 01:41 AM)

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#211422 - 10/11/13 06:42 AM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]
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How much time went into this?
Again, NICE!
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#211428 - 10/11/13 11:43 AM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]
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Very nice indeed. I recall using instruments like that when I was at college, and they were old then,more than fifty years ago.

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