Neutral Wire Exposure


Old 11-02-05, 03:12 PM
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Neutral Wire Exposure

Wiring a sub panel, using #2 Stranded Copper wire. Wire going into nuetral bar has the insulation stripped back about 1/16" exposing the copper. Is this acceptable? Other connections have insulation all the way.
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Old 11-03-05, 08:34 AM
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Where on the conductor is the insulation stripped? If you just mean that 1/16" of copper is exposed where the wire clamps into the neutral bar lug, then you are just fine. If the insulation is stripped elsewhere along the cable, like where it enters the panel box, then you should repair it. I would use a quality electrical tape in the same color as the wire insulation.
Old 11-04-05, 12:32 AM
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Lightbulb A Little Insulation Loss Means Add A Little Quality Electricians Tape


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