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#88619 - 07/01/04 02:51 PM Job Specifications
kenny2656 Offline
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Registered: 03/09/04
Posts: 8
Loc: lake charles, la usa
Can someone tell me what type of connector this engineer is asking for? Job is an Albertsons Express

"All joints in conductors shall be made by first twisting the conductors and then apply a UL approved insulated, cadmium plated, live steel, spring type connector in all sizes up to the catalogue capacity of the connectors. Wire nuts will NOT be accepted."

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#88620 - 07/01/04 05:18 PM Re: Job Specifications
GTE Offline

Registered: 03/26/03
Posts: 48
Loc: Bridgehampton, N.Y. USA
Sounds like a wire nut to me.

#88621 - 07/01/04 06:22 PM Re: Job Specifications
DetroiterRob Offline

Registered: 05/16/04
Posts: 34
Loc: Dearborn, MI, USA
yup sounds like a wirenut to me too

#88622 - 07/01/04 06:57 PM Re: Job Specifications
hbiss Offline

Registered: 12/16/03
Posts: 893
Loc: Hawthorne, NY USA
There are some wire nuts that do not have the steel spring inside. I wouldn't use them and maybe that's what they are talking about.


#88623 - 07/02/04 07:44 AM Re: Job Specifications
electricman2 Offline

Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 234
Loc: Thomasville, NC USA
You can tell them to correct their wording. UL does not "approve" anything, it "lists"

#88624 - 07/02/04 03:53 PM Re: Job Specifications
golf junkie Offline

Registered: 04/22/01
Posts: 511
Loc: York, NE
Call the engineer and ask him WTF?

In my experience most job specs are an error filled joke, 90% being boiler plate stuff that gets cycled from job to job. Apparently if the spec book weights more than 3 lbs. the engineer can justify a higher fee.

My current job the spec. for sleeving conduits through masonry walls is obviously copied directly from a plumbing spec. complete with the requirement for chrome escutcheons. Have you ever installed chrome escutcheons on your electrical conduit? Well my spec says that I have to!


#88625 - 07/02/04 04:27 PM Re: Job Specifications
kenny2656 Offline
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Registered: 03/09/04
Posts: 8
Loc: lake charles, la usa
I have submitted in writing to the EE a request for a manufacturer and part number for reference. I'll let you guys know when I receive an answer.

#88626 - 07/02/04 05:36 PM Re: Job Specifications
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#88627 - 07/02/04 09:10 PM Re: Job Specifications
nesparky Offline

Registered: 06/21/01
Posts: 650
Loc: omaha,ne
Maybe that is why some of the low ball artists say the only specs they look at are on the windshield

#88628 - 07/02/04 09:31 PM Re: Job Specifications
Peter Offline

Registered: 06/08/04
Posts: 93
Loc: San Diego
Those look like like Wago connectors. But if you "Pre-twist" the wires, how do you insert them?
Perhaps you should send an e-mail to the President of the Engineering company requesting the name and school that this "engineer" graduated from. Explain that you need the name of the school so you can send a letter to the Dean of the school asking if it is possible to revoke the diploma of this so-called graduate.

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