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Yet another... #2073 06/21/01 07:31 AM
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Greenies or splice caps? (assuming appropriate wire count)

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Re: Yet another... #2074 06/21/01 09:19 AM
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Splice caps... they take up less room.

And something about making EGC splices with irreversible pressure connectors...


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Re: Yet another... #2075 06/21/01 10:49 AM
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Sparky66wv,
Are you telling us that splice caps are required????????????
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Re: Yet another... #2076 06/21/01 11:51 AM
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Originally posted by sparky66wv:
Splice caps... they take up less room.

And something about making EGC splices with irreversible pressure connectors...
Are you confusing EGC (250-148) with GEC(250-64 (c))with regard to irreversible ?

[This message has been edited by Redsy (edited 06-21-2001).]

Re: Yet another... #2077 06/21/01 06:49 PM
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splice caps? you mean the barrel crimps?

Re: Yet another... #2078 06/21/01 08:15 PM
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You're right Redsy, I'm mistaken...
however...


250-148 states:

"...The arrangement of grounding connections shall be such that the disconnection or removal of a receptacle, fixture, or other device fed from the box will not interfere with or interrupt the grounding continuity."

Any reasonably experienced "handyman" knows that it is easier to remove a receptacle (if it is pigtailed) by removing the wirenuts than it is to wrestle the wrapped wire off of the terminal. In replacing a receptacle, said handyman may choose to remove the greenie in lieu of unscrewing the ground screw. With barrel crimps, this proves to be rather difficult.

Perhaps this is very arguable, I'm not really saying it is code, but I feel that barrel crimps do offer many advantages in EGC situations.

[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 06-21-2001).]


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