New wirenuts on old connections


  #1  
Old 01-31-14, 04:32 PM
R
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 269
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
New wirenuts on old connections

Sometimes when I troubleshoot something I toss the old wirenuts and put on a new one on previously twisted wires. Then I got to thinking that this might not be a good idea without remaking the connection since the old wirenut "shapes" the wires to its contours and maybe the new nut would be as secure....

any opinions here?
 
  #2  
Old 01-31-14, 04:34 PM
Mr.Awesome's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 511
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
If you can't tug it off, its got the grip it needs on the wire.
 
  #3  
Old 01-31-14, 04:49 PM
pcboss's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 13,973
Received 194 Upvotes on 170 Posts
I will use new wire nuts but do not redo the splice unless it is poorly made.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: