I use the wirenuts w/ pigtails to the devices & boxes in conduit apps. When a residential romex job comes along, the barrels are OK. Reason? We tend to get back in later to the conduit jobs, and cutting off those PT70's is a pain in the tail.
Re: Greenies, Crimps or Pigtails?#1206 05/01/0108:19 AM05/01/0108:19 AM
As long as we adhere to 110-12 (the catch all code!) then barrels are just fine.
Put them strategically into a corner, and strategically fold all conductors into the box, crossing them as little as possible. Doesn't take anymore time than cramming them in and sorting the mess out during trim-out.
Keep in mind, that before 99 code, 300-14 was taken to mean 6" inches of free conductor (outside of the box?!?) to the AHJ in this area. 99 NEC clarified that much to our relief.
We developed good rough-in habits doing it this way though, now that we can use much shorter wire! I still do a maticulous job with my boxes, makes trim-out a snap!
-Virgil Residential/Commercial Inspector 5 Star Inspections Member IAEI
Re: Greenies, Crimps or Pigtails?#1210 05/02/0107:42 PM05/02/0107:42 PM
I carry both greenies and crimps, both have favorable atributes, given different situations. I've become somewhat annal with the way i make up my boxes, but i like a neat job & it's my trademark, i'll always know that's my work , in fact, most of our local trade knows the others in this manner. same reason dogs wiz on tires i guess...