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#211394 - 10/09/13 04:31 AM Wire Nut Color  
NickD  Offline
Joined: Mar 2013
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Amish Country, PA
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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#211397 - 10/09/13 11:58 AM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]  
BigB  Offline
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Tucson, AZ USA
Are you a wire nut nut? What about tan and red? Those are my favorites.

#211400 - 10/09/13 08:19 PM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]  
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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

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

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#211408 - 10/10/13 02:36 AM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]  
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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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#211412 - 10/10/13 02:57 PM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]  
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Posts: 4,260
Fullerton, CA USA

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)

#211414 - 10/10/13 08:10 PM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]  
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Brick, NJ USA
Yes, very nice restoration work!!


#211420 - 10/11/13 04:39 AM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]  
NickD  Offline
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Amish Country, PA
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)

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Last edited by NickD; 10/11/13 04:41 AM.

#211422 - 10/11/13 09:42 AM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]  
HotLine1  Offline

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Brick, NJ USA
How much time went into this?
Again, NICE!


#211428 - 10/11/13 02:43 PM Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD]  
geoff in UK  Offline
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Posts: 183
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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