Splicing stranded to solid wire

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Splicing stranded to solid wire

Does the NEC prohibit tinning the end of stranded fixture wires before making the wire nut connection to solid house wire?
 
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Stranded fixture wires may be tinned if you want. Usually a plain wirenut connection is sufficient if you strip the stranded wire a little longer than the solid wire and set it a little past the end of the solid wire before threading on the nut.
 
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Old 01-06-11, 10:43 AM
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No NEC prohibition that I can think of, but unnecessary IMO. Ben has given a good method to make a secure splice.
 
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I've always done it the way Ben said, never had a problem
 
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