Cleaning off green residue on wire


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Old 08-02-14, 02:38 PM
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Cleaning off green residue on wire

I'm installing a fluorescent fixture in the kitchen and when I stripped the old wires I found green residue. I ran one of the wires through the stripper a second time and it got scraped cleaner but there must be a better way than scraping the wires. What product will clean the wires?
 
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Old 08-02-14, 03:17 PM
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You do not need to clean off the wires. They are tin coated copper and will carry power just fine. Just connect with a good wirenut.
 
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Old 08-02-14, 03:19 PM
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Yep, I agree. Thats not the same as the verdigris you get on copper piping. Just use some good wire nuts and you'll be a-ok.
 
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Old 08-02-14, 04:07 PM
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That's good to hear. I finally finished and it works! The wirenuts were old but they looked good.
 
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Old 08-02-14, 04:37 PM
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For future work, never re-use wire nuts. To cheap to skimp on.
 
 

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