Wire caps

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Old 03-05-07, 03:30 PM
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Wire caps

I have read that branch circuit wires that are being joined together with caps need to be twisted together first and the cap is then twisted onto the wire bundle (2 minimum not exceding the cap limitations). I have reciently taken some circuits apart (power off) and found that the wire bundle was not twisted together first. Is there any real safety issue with the wires that were not twisted together first? All of the wire bundles that I have handled were tight and felt secure.
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Old 03-05-07, 04:07 PM
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This is a religious debate, and has been discussed here many times. It always generates a lot of replies, because people somehow feel strongly about the way they do it. Do it either way. I'm closing this thread, not because the question is inappropriate, but for fear of encouraging a hundred rapid fire posts and arguments.
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