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Old 03-16-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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prefer crimp or wirenut grounds?

In the past I have always twisted and crimped the grounds and trimmed all but one tail for connection to the receptacle.

Some of the work I am taknig out is using a green wirenut, passing through one of the grounds for the recep....and yet others wirenut a pigtail to the recep.

It seems like crimps are the strongest, and still removable if needed with a pair of dykes. which do you guys prefer and why?


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Old 03-16-2011, 02:34 PM   #2
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Residental, crimps most of the time, but I have used wire nuts.
Where I work it is always wire nuts.


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Crimps so much easier especially with bigger gang boxes. Our 1 jobsite tha inspector(dick) decieded 2 change his mind 3/4 ways through that he wants green wirenuts. His reasoning was so homeowners know its a ground. Truthfully if you dont know what a ground is then you shouldnt be in an electrical box. Gotta love jersey inspectors theyre tha toughest
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