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Old 11-27-2007, 07:24 AM   #16
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Just curious...have you guys got a pic of the crimps you use?

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Old 11-27-2007, 10:18 AM   #17
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:02 AM   #18
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a box of wirenuts takes up alot more room than a package of crimp rings...


You MUST carry wirenuts


Crimps are optional


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Old 11-27-2007, 11:53 AM   #19
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I was helping my uncle in his older house where the original installer used crimps on the current carrying conductors also. They used insulating caps on the crimps. The water heater was also connected using these. We replaced the water heater and had to cut the crimps. I bet it was a much more solid of a connection than a wirenut. Less chance of "heating up."

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guys,

I was helping my uncle in his older house where the original installer used crimps on the current carrying conductors also. They used insulating caps on the crimps. The water heater was also connected using these. We replaced the water heater and had to cut the crimps. I bet it was a much more solid of a connection than a wirenut. Less chance of "heating up."

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Don't bet on it. It all starts with the installer. I have found the same crimps, taped over and wires burnt.
The connections are only as good as the installer.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:51 PM   #21
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I love crimpsleeves. Do they still come with the rubber boot and hole to wrap under between wires then over? My only concern was that pesky little wire poking out of the boot. But I see they are now like a barrel instead of being open on both ends. I wish I would have thought of them when I rewired my complete house. I would have used them for all connections.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:13 PM   #22
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Don't bet on it. It all starts with the installer. I have found the same crimps, taped over and wires burnt.
The connections are only as good as the installer.
When you think about it, that goes for any type of connection: Wire nuts, splitbolts, terminal lugs, etc.

In the case that I mentioned, I did not see any signs of overheating.

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