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Stranded and solid wire splice #102638
07/13/06 12:43 AM
07/13/06 12:43 AM
Cinner  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 78
Kelowna, B.C., Canada
Can you splice a stranded wire with a solid wire under a marrette?

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Re: Stranded and solid wire splice #102639
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Re: Stranded and solid wire splice #102640
07/14/06 01:57 PM
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Re: Stranded and solid wire splice #102641
07/18/06 01:46 PM
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jay8  Offline
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 183
Vancouver, BC
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.

Re: Stranded and solid wire splice #102642
09/28/06 12:04 PM
09/28/06 12:04 PM
Wagner Enterprises  Offline
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 13
Maple Ridge BC, Canada1
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.


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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Re: Stranded and solid wire splice #102643
09/28/06 12:32 PM
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dougwells  Online Sleepy

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,142
kamloops BC Canada
There is not one supply house in Kamloops that carry the purple marrettes.
I been using the marr 63 and 65 series

Re: Stranded and solid wire splice #102644
10/01/06 10:40 AM
10/01/06 10:40 AM
Eddy Current  Offline
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Posts: 111
"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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