Crimp connectors - oops!

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Old 03-16-07, 04:26 PM
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Crimp connectors - oops!

Hi,

I started using crimp connectors for joining ground wires inside receptacle/switch boxes. Never used them before but followed the advice of a friend and a HD employee. They're like small copper sleeves, a good picture can be seen at the top of the following web page - http://www.idealindustries.com/wt/CrimpConnectors.nsf.

Anyway, I just read on another thread that there's a particular procedure for using them and that if you don't follow the procedure it will fail inspection. And from the description it's not like what I've been doing.

I twist the grounds together for a couple of inches starting near where they originage in the box, leaving the loose ends long. Then I slide the crimp ring over them and onto the twisted section. After that I "crimp" it using the tool the HD guy said was made for the job. Then I cut all but one of the long loose ends and use the remaining one to connect to the switch or receptacle or whatever.

So, give me the bad news, how does this sound?

Thanks
NJ
 
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Old 03-16-07, 05:24 PM
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Why use them at all? Just twist all the bare's together and shove them back in the box. Seems like more work if not required by local code.
 
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Old 03-16-07, 06:52 PM
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It is no longer code legal to only twist the ground wires together.
 
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Old 03-16-07, 07:16 PM
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Hot, see NEC 250.148(A).
 
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Old 03-17-07, 08:12 AM
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Yes, I forgot to mention add the wire nut....good catch.
 
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