I've seen the torque specs but have never really paid attention to them, I have never heard of anyone in my area who does!. They make tools that do this I assume( I own torque wrenchs but not torque screwdrivers). I have never seen the tools before in any supply house!!. You mean tight isn't until I can't turn it anymore .
#82067 - 10/16/0203:13 PMRe: Torquing of Terminations
I did an experiment when I got mine. I had electricians tighten a connection on a SQ D 1 pole breaker to what they thought was appropriate & found they were only doing about 25 in-lbs compared to the 35 in-lbs shown on the label.
Since I am self-employed, I bought mine with a view towarsa limiting my liability.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
#82068 - 10/16/0208:37 PMRe: Torquing of Terminations
As John points out, Yes! On any thing giving a torque spec, including Range Receptacles...
I've even been experimenting with the 12 in lbs that Leviton suggests for their screw-terminal devices that aren't otherwise labelled.
I would have never bought either a torque-wrench or a torque-screwdriver without what I've learned here on ECN, mostly do to Tom, Joe, George Corron, Don, and probably some others that may just escape my poor memory at this time!
As far as I know, I'm the only EC in Greenbrier County that has 'em.
Showed 'em to my inspector once, and he said: "Boy, you're serious aren't you?!?"...
That would be an understatement!
-Virgil Residential/Commercial Inspector 5 Star Inspections Member IAEI
#82069 - 10/22/0208:40 PMRe: Torquing of Terminations