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Old 03-18-2014, 06:02 PM   #16
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Any tips for getting NM 12-2 cable through snap in clamps on junction box?


Thanks for the help, everyone. I did finally get the cables inserted into the original snap-in connectors that came with the One Box. Guess when I tried earlier, I was too worried that the prongs would break if I bent them too far back.

I tried the screwdriver trick again, but that didn't seem to get the prongs bent back far enough. What worked best for me was to take a needle nose pliers and bend the prongs way back before putting the connector into the knockout holes. And turns out those connectors are quite pliable and I didn't break any, even though I bent them way, way back.

Thanks, again!

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What worked best for me was to take a needle nose pliers and bend the prongs way back before putting the connector into the knockout holes. And turns out those connectors are quite pliable and I didn't break any, even though I bent them way, way back.

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I generally just push the cable through them. Esp. #12 is strong enough to push right through.

One tip is to NOT strip the cable first. Strip it AFTER you get it in the box.
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Study. Don't feel bad you had a problem getting it in. It is difficult.
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I generally just push the cable through them. Esp. #12 is strong enough to push right through.

One tip is to NOT strip the cable first. Strip it AFTER you get it in the box.
Yeah, I was going from a 1 gang box to a 2 gang, so I could fit a timer switch in it. So I was reusing all the cables and wires and that's why they were all prestripped. I agree, would have been much easier just cramming an unstripped, unseparated cable in there!
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Yeah, I was going from a 1 gang box to a 2 gang, so I could fit a timer switch in it. So I was reusing all the cables and wires and that's why they were all prestripped. I agree, would have been much easier just cramming an unstripped, unseparated cable in there!
Ah, OK, I gotcha Did you get it in there? If not, I guess you could wrap the individual wires together, and shove 'em in.

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Ah, OK, I gotcha Did you get it in there? If not, I guess you could wrap the individual wires together, and shove 'em in.

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Yup, got 'em in there, so I'm all set. Thanks.

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