ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Recent Posts
VFD MotorFeeders
by gfretwell. 10/19/17 01:02 AM
Generator Cable Sizing
by brsele. 10/18/17 07:39 PM
What do you do?
by gfretwell. 10/17/17 01:08 AM
Good ol' copper pipe in the fuse holder trick
by HotLine1. 10/16/17 07:16 PM
Another generator question
by HotLine1. 10/16/17 07:02 PM
New in the Gallery:
Gallery Test
Popular Topics(Views)
241,401 Are you busy
177,356 Re: Forum
168,968 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 52 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#206583 - 07/19/12 01:28 AM GB Tan Wire Nuts  
BigB  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 719
Tucson, AZ USA
I've been using them for years. The last few bags however are different, they changed something. They don't want to tighten up anymore, they go so far then they start slipping, kind of like the old Scotch ones that would slip after they were tight enough. Only this doesn't feel like it's slipping for that reason, the wire nut is a whole different design than the old Scotch ones. This feels more like a cheap wire nut, which I hate and the reason I was using the GBs in the first place. My supply house just shrugged their shoulders.
I will probably now try Ideal, we work hard in the field and the last thing I need is stuff making the job harder.


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#206601 - 07/19/12 10:10 PM Re: GB Tan Wire Nuts [Re: BigB]  
schenimann  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 193
Western North Carolina
I've only used Ideal. I like that the nut driver fits on the end. However, my supply house was having a counter day and I got a jug of the 3m tan/red nuts. They have a nice feel to them.



Member Spotlight
Posts: 362
Joined: April 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.009s Queries: 15 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7438 MB (Peak: 0.8601 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-10-19 23:46:06 UTC