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Old 03-29-2013, 12:10 PM   #16
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The grounds twisted together like that is code compliant, but like you said, 4 cables into a box could be too many.

Is their a crimp sleeve on the grounds?
Thanks for that input! I thought I was going to have to unravel all those and put them in wire nuts. There is no sleeve around the grounds that are twisted together but they are really twisted tight and that does help minimize the space consumed by them in the box.

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Thanks for that input! I thought I was going to have to unravel all those and put them in wire nuts. There is no sleeve around the grounds that are twisted together but they are really twisted tight and that does help minimize the space consumed by them in the box.
Their must be a mechanical connection to hold the wires together, either by a crimp or wire nut.
You could use the green wire nuts with a hole in the middle.
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If there is enough wire I just snip them off and restrip the wire. Also a small screwdriver works good for this too. or like others have said crushing them with my linemanís pliers works great too. But prefer not to do that on service calls because pieces go all over.

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