Wirenut connection


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Old 05-18-14, 05:32 AM
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Wirenut connection

I noticed a junction box (installed by an "electrician") that on some of the wirenut connections you can see bare copper under the wire nut skirt. It does not extend past the skirt, but if you peak up into the nut you can see bare twisted copper.

Is this an issue?
 
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Old 05-18-14, 06:36 AM
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If you look at the wire nut as a straight side view (from "any" or "all" "sides" even if the wire nut got bent over slightly), then you should not see any bare wire.
 
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Old 05-18-14, 07:58 AM
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If you look at the wire nut as a straight side view (from "any" or "all" "sides" even if the wire nut got bent over slightly), then you should not see any bare wire.
I do not see bare copper if I do this.

However, if you peak inside the skirt of the nut.... you see bare copper. I figured a solid connection is only made when the entire bare portion is inside the spring portion of the wirenut... ie you would see no bare conductor when peaking inside the skirt.
 
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Old 05-18-14, 08:46 AM
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What you see is normal.
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