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What do you think? #117556
06/24/04 05:56 PM
06/24/04 05:56 PM
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Acceptable? Violation?



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Re: What do you think? #117557
06/24/04 06:21 PM
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Yep, that's stranded around a screw!

Where this stems from is that a handful of guys in my shop, have been in the habit of doing this for years. And they'll stop doing it, when I find a violation of some sort. I'm yet to find anything..........


Mark Heller
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Re: What do you think? #117558
06/24/04 06:23 PM
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nevermind

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Re: What do you think? #117559
06/24/04 06:32 PM
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I've seen some switches wired like this in my house and my house is only 10 yrs old. So it must be standard stuff. I have no idea how u would strip a wire in the middle like that. [Linked Image]

Re: What do you think? #117560
06/24/04 07:28 PM
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You double the distace you were going to strip, or longer. And then don't pull it off all the way. Although there are mixed opinions if it acceptable or not. The thing I don't like about it, is if the rest of the insulation does come off, you've got loose strands hanging there.


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Re: What do you think? #117561
06/24/04 08:26 PM
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I don't see a problem. I do this myself, as do many others around here. I don't strip off that much insulation, but the technique is the same.

Peter


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Re: What do you think? #117562
06/24/04 08:27 PM
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This is what I think...If you dont know what you are doing when using stranded wire, DONT USE IT! Yet, what is the problem with this otherwise?
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Re: What do you think? #117563
06/24/04 09:27 PM
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How about if it's trimmed off flush at the terminal? I do it like that, and I don't have conductors hanging out.

Re: What do you think? #117564
06/24/04 10:29 PM
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When I'm installing devices on stranded, I'll leave about a ΒΌ" collar (not the inch and some shown in the photo), and I'll twist the strands counterclockwise before I form the hook. The counterclockwise twist helps to contain the strands under the terminal screw head.


Al Hildenbrand
Re: What do you think? #117565
06/25/04 06:45 AM
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AL......exactly

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