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Landlord2012 04-07-2012 07:15 AM

According to Ma electrical code, do you have to tape wire nuts?
 
According to Ma electrical code, do you have to tape wire nuts?

darren 04-07-2012 07:24 AM

I would sure hope not, taped wire nuts are a sure sign of DIY work. The only time I put tape on my wire nuts is if I am making a joint with big wire(#8 or bigger) and joints within a pump or motor to prevent it from coming off with the vibrations.

kbsparky 04-07-2012 07:25 AM

You should NEVER have to "tape" wirenuts. Properly installed, wirenuts do not need to be taped.

rjniles 04-07-2012 07:25 AM

Certainly not part of the NEC. I built a cabin in MA back in the 70s, and it was not a local requirement then. And I seriously doubt it is now. It is considered amateurish by most pros.

Jay 78 04-07-2012 08:07 AM

Here's to hoping the worm can doesn't pop the top.....


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