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Old 10-02-2005, 09:21 AM   #1
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Does a 6 x 12ga wire nut exist?

I've got a junction box that I want to tie 6 12 gauge wires together (1 in, 5 out). I took a look at Home Depot last night and picked up a 6"x6"x4" junction box which I can only imagine is plenty big to house this kind of connection. However I didn't see any wire nuts that could handle tying in 6 12 gauge wires (the biggest one I saw could only handle 5 12 gauge wires). Does such a wire nut exist? If not then maybe another option is to use 2 wire nuts within the box. The first would tie together the incoming wire + 2 outgoing wires to fixtures, and a fourth, short wire out to the 2nd nut. That 2nd nut would tie in that short incoming wire from the first nut + the remaining 3 outgoing wires to fixtures. I know that's not particularly pretty, but would it meet code (NEC)?

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Old 10-02-2005, 09:58 AM   #2
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You need to get a terminal block with jumpers, don't bother looking at the big orange or blue stores for this, they won't have it. Go to an electrical supply house.


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