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Old 03-14-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
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Do ground wires require "green" wire nuts?


I know it would be good to use green wire nuts to connect ground wires, but is it required per code?

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Do ground wires require "green" wire nuts?


No its not required.

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Old 03-14-2009, 12:21 PM   #3
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Do ground wires require "green" wire nuts?


Awesome, thanks. I didn't think so. Time for me to go do some wiring.
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Do ground wires require "green" wire nuts?


Something is required, not just greenies.
Crimps and regular wire nuts are also fine, but you need something. Just twisting is not enough.
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Do ground wires require "green" wire nuts?


Yeah, I know that. I have wire nuts, just not green ones. I didn't end up buying green ones since the quantities at the store far exceeded what I needed. So I'll be using red or yellow (depending on my wires sizes/number of wires).
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