wire nuts?

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Old 04-16-03, 09:21 AM
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wire nuts?

after reading the rough-in inspection time posting. John Nelson says to use green wire nuts on all of the grounds, can you also use yellow or red ones? or is best to crimp them together? thanks Buckman
 
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Old 04-16-03, 09:56 AM
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We held this same discussion in another forum awhile back and the concensus was, that all wire nuts are listed for grounding. However, the green wire nut is not listed for current carrying conductors. ( the green has a hole in the top thru which a pigtail may be brought out of for the device(s) that are mounted to the box.

I'll try to locate that thread and post a link to it.
 
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I recommend the green wire nuts, as they are convenient and easy to use for the DIYer, but they are not required. I do not recommend crimping for the DIYer, since it has to be done properly with the proper tool. It isn't worth it for most DIYers to buy the crimping tool.
 
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