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Old 06-10-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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I am running 6/3 nm-b to a 6x6x4 pvc junction box which connects to my pvc conduit with thhn wires to my garage for a new subpanel. Is it best practice to use "splicer reducers" covered in heat shrink for the thhn to Romex connections? I also need to get a grounding bushing for the metal nm-b clamp and tie that to the grounds correct?

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I am running 6/3 nm-b...
A couple of #6's will be fine with (big) wirenuts. How many are you joining?

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Do I also need to get a grounding bushing for the metal nm-b clamp and tie that to the grounds correct?
Really not sure what you mean here.

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Just a 4 wire setup.

I am using a metal nm-b clamp on a plastic box, and I'm prettier sure that needs to be grounded.
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I've never bonded an nm connector in 30 years. Use a bonding bushing if it makes you feel better.
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I've never bonded an nm connector in 30 years. Use a bonding bushing if it makes you feel better.
I thougt it was required..... A piece of metal in and out of a box....
Anyway I'm more concerned about the splicing.
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If you are just splicing 2 #6's you can use the large blue wire nuts.

No need to use a bonding locknut.
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You could also use split bolts, but the big blues are probably cheaper.

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