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Wirenuts Too Expensive?? #191264 12/23/09 11:56 AM
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While trying to run a new circuit I found this splice in a dropped ceiling. Plastic wall anchors instead of wire nuts. Oh yeah, also spliced out of the box with no cover, etc., etc.. Plastic doesn't conduct electricity, right?

Damn electricians and their expensive wire nuts. It'll be fine. I'll even give you my, "outta sight" guarantee! Guaranteed until I'm out of sight.

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Re: Wirenuts Too Expensive?? [Re: Admin] #191265 12/23/09 01:05 PM
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I really want to thank you for this pic ... I had encountered this once myself (except the wall anchors were yellow, and it was inside a box) ... but I failed to get a picture. As a result, there were floks who doubted that anyone would actually do this ...

Re: Wirenuts Too Expensive?? [Re: renosteinke] #191267 12/23/09 02:00 PM
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They're too expensive if you use a Vise-Grip for each :-)

Re: Wirenuts Too Expensive?? [Re: n1ist] #191269 12/23/09 02:38 PM
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Not to mention that there's a perfectly good connector in the side of the box. Were they just trying to see how many violations they could commit in one operation?


"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."
Re: Wirenuts Too Expensive?? [Re: n1ist] #191270 12/23/09 02:41 PM
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petey_c Offline
This wasn't a total f-up. The red lead was also hot and covered by a wall anchor.

Re: Wirenuts Too Expensive?? [Re: n1ist] #191294 12/23/09 06:55 PM
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Trumpy Offline
Originally Posted by n1ist
They're too expensive if you use a Vise-Grip for each :-)

If you use the smaller size of Vice-Grips.......... grin

Re: Wirenuts Too Expensive?? [Re: Admin] #191329 12/24/09 02:17 PM
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packrat56 Offline
I don't expect those wall anchors to do much

I have a sense of adventure, I just keep it leashed with common sense.
Re: Wirenuts Too Expensive?? [Re: packrat56] #191335 12/24/09 03:13 PM
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Texas_Ranger Offline
Respect, that's a new one!

The wall anchors are probably supposed to cover the twisted wires...


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