Green wirenuts for ground?


Old 09-18-06, 03:05 PM
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Green wirenuts for ground?

Getting ready for rough in electrical inspection and read that ground wires need to bonded together using only green wirenuts. I am in California, is this common in most cities?
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Old 09-18-06, 03:15 PM
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I seem to remember a post form another forum where someone said this is infact code in parts of california. Other places too..

Where I live we can just use regular wirenuts.

Just be glad you dont need to use buchannon crimps.
Old 09-18-06, 03:26 PM
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"Just be glad you dont need to use buchannon crimps."

Why? I love crimps. You can leave out as many tails as there are devices in a box.

I use Ideal crimps with my Ideal or Klien linemans pliers.
And yes, this IS legal.
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We can use any wirenut color we want here, any size, any push-in, anything as long as it's connected properly.

Are push-ins legal there? What if you only have two wires, you still have to use a big Greenie, or what? What if you (even more likely) have more wires than fit in a Greenie? Do you have to use more than one and wire the two together? Yeah, that's safer....
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I like the green ones for ground because it has a hole in the head for a pig to stick out to attach to the device.
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