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Wire Nut Color #211394 10/09/13 04:31 AM
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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 11:58 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 08:19 PM
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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 10:37 PM
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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 02:36 AM
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gfretwell Offline
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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 02:57 PM
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grin

NickD restores things like these:



[Linked Image from scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net]

[Linked Image from scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net]


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 08:10 PM
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Yes, very nice restoration work!!


John
Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD] #211420 10/11/13 04:39 AM
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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 from antiqueradios.com]

[Linked Image from antiqueradios.com]

[Linked Image from antiqueradios.com]

Last edited by NickD; 10/11/13 04:41 AM.
Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD] #211422 10/11/13 09:42 AM
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How much time went into this?
Again, NICE!


John
Re: Wire Nut Color [Re: NickD] #211428 10/11/13 02:43 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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