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Is this ok? #40218 07/14/04 11:56 AM
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Lostazhell Offline OP
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I come across ground wires put together like this constantly.. I always at minimum use a crimp (I also placed a crimp here after the pic)

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Re: Is this ok? #40219 07/14/04 12:17 PM
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It doesn't look the wires in the pic were twisted too tightly. I can see between them. 110.14(B) says splices are to be made with devices identified for the use


John
Re: Is this ok? #40220 07/14/04 01:22 PM
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I'd add a reference to:
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250.8 Connection of Grounding and Bonding Equipment.
Grounding conductors and bonding jumpers shall be connected by exothermic welding, listed pressure connectors, listed clamps, or other listed means.


Al Hildenbrand
Re: Is this ok? #40221 07/14/04 04:11 PM
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I think a lot of amateurs and professionals alike think "The ground wire doesn't ever do anything, so there is no need for a connector."

Around here, the crimp barrels are pretty popular, but they are often "crimped" incorrectly, that is, just flattened onto the twisted conductors with pliers making for a less than ideal connection.

Peter


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Re: Is this ok? #40222 07/16/04 07:13 AM
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velect Offline
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Not enough sheath in the box?

Where the ground is crimped must extend 6 inches out of the box

Re: Is this ok? #40223 07/16/04 08:12 AM
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earlydean Offline
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That is: 6 inches of free conductor in the box, 3 inches outside the box. (300.14)


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