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Wire Nut Color #211394
10/09/13 03:31 AM
10/09/13 03:31 AM
NickD  Offline OP
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I will admit that is something I obsess over... after all, the devil is in the details.

Blue, orange, yellow, gray... they don't do it for me.
I must have my black wire nuts!
White is fine by me too... as long as they're ceramic. grin

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Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD] #211397
10/09/13 10:58 AM
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BigB  Offline
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Are you a wire nut nut? What about tan and red? Those are my favorites.

Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD] #211400
10/09/13 07:19 PM
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renosteinke  Offline
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T believe that the 2013 BSEC requires wire nuts to be the same color as the wires they're connecting. laugh

Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: renosteinke] #211406
10/09/13 09:37 PM
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sparkyinak  Offline
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I think you got a couple wire nuts loose...


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Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD] #211408
10/10/13 01:36 AM
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I like the somewhat standardized colors. It makes it easier to see if the right size was used.


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Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD] #211412
10/10/13 01:57 PM
10/10/13 01:57 PM
electure  Offline

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Fullerton, CA USA
grin

NickD restores things like these:



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hence his fondness for black & porcelain wirenuts

(I stole the pictures from the "Introduce Yourself" thread. There are more than these there)



Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD] #211414
10/10/13 07:10 PM
10/10/13 07:10 PM
HotLine1  Online Content

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Yes, very nice restoration work!!


John
Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD] #211420
10/11/13 03:39 AM
10/11/13 03:39 AM
NickD  Offline OP
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I just like beauty and class when I do my electrical work... colors tend to look "cheesy" to me, like children's playthings. whistle

Below is a rare Gray Instrument Wheatstone bridge from my collection. Hand built and insanely expensive in its day...
(date in dispute)

[Linked Image]

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[Linked Image]

Last edited by NickD; 10/11/13 03:41 AM.
Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD] #211422
10/11/13 08:42 AM
10/11/13 08:42 AM
HotLine1  Online Content

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How much time went into this?
Again, NICE!


John
Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD] #211428
10/11/13 01:43 PM
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geoff in UK  Offline
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Very nice indeed. I recall using instruments like that when I was at college, and they were old then,more than fifty years ago.

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