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#102638 - 07/13/06 12:43 AM Stranded and solid wire splice  
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Can you splice a stranded wire with a solid wire under a marrette?


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#102639 - 07/13/06 04:35 PM Re: Stranded and solid wire splice  
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yes


#102640 - 07/14/06 01:57 PM Re: Stranded and solid wire splice  
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ditto


#102641 - 07/18/06 01:46 PM Re: Stranded and solid wire splice  
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If you are working with fine strand wire such as motor leads, GTF, control wire, then I like to put a compression termination on them. If you twist a marrette on these, you tend to lose a few strands reducing your current carrying capacity. Also 32-100(2) tells us to bunch tin or use compression connectors for more than 7 strand fire alarm conductors.


#102642 - 09/28/06 12:04 PM Re: Stranded and solid wire splice  
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Yes it is permissible as long as you continue to use the max amount of conductor’s permitted for the size of the Marr. you are using.

JUST A NOTE;

When twisting a 12awg CU stranded with a 12awg AL or #14awg AL conductor that is solid or stranded the inspectors in the lower mainland espy Vancouver and Burnaby are now looking more closely for a “PURPLE” colored Marr in these cases as they (ALL SIZES), have a better HYDRO type anti-corrosion compound un like PENETROX or NOALOX in them and bursts into the wires thoroughly when twisted.

Robert Wagner.


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#102643 - 09/28/06 12:32 PM Re: Stranded and solid wire splice  
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There is not one supply house in Kamloops that carry the purple marrettes.
I been using the marr 63 and 65 series


#102644 - 10/01/06 10:40 AM Re: Stranded and solid wire splice  
Eddy Current  Offline
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"I been using the marr 63 and 65 serie"

What if you need bigger than a 65? Also do you have to use penatrox with these marrettes?



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