quick question. Wiring outlets with stranded wire


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Old 12-27-11, 11:13 AM
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quick question. Wiring outlets with stranded wire

What is the preferred way to terminate stranded wire to receptacles. Should I use crimp on ring terminals or is looping the wire around the screw like you would solid wire fine. In my head I would prefer to use the crimp on connectors.
 
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Old 12-27-11, 01:31 PM
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I use back wired receptacles. If I'm not using them, I'd use term-a-nuts or fork terminals.
 
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Old 12-27-11, 03:11 PM
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Unless you are rewiring the Taj Mahal, spring for better receptacles that have the back wired feature (as Justin mentioned)....not backstab, but back wire. It will cost you about $2.40 per receptacle, but makes wiring with stranded (or any wire) easier.
 
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Old 12-28-11, 02:33 AM
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No Taj Mahal, just added 7 outlets to my unfinished basement using all pvc conduit, boxes, etc and pulled 12ga stranded to each box.

I will look for the back wired receptacles.
 
 

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