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  • C replied to the topic Let's Talk Wire Nuts in the forum Electrical 7 years, 6 months ago

    Dan wrote:There is no reason to tape any decent wirenut, whether using solid or stranded wire, if it’s properly applied. I always twist the wires into a secure splice before putting on the wirenut (splice should be mechanically and electrically secure without the connector).

    No reason to solder the wires first: that’s what the wirenuts are for…

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  • C replied to the topic Labeling Wires in the forum Electrical 7 years, 6 months ago

    when roughing in the wires I always mark everything with a sharpie. when terminating in a panel i leave a piece of the labeled outer sheath on the wire like mentioned earlier. I also print out a panel schedule for every panel, in addition to saving it in my computer. On big jobs I use a label maker or the pre-printed labels instead of the sharpie.

  • C replied to the topic North-South or East-West in the forum Electrical 7 years, 6 months ago

    always north-south. I’m not sure if it’s because it makes a difference to me, or just because that’s the way I was taught so I keep doing it that way…

  • C became a registered member 7 years, 7 months ago

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