nicked conductors


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Old 10-04-14, 11:07 AM
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nicked conductors

Im kinda OCD about electrical stuff. I noticed another quirk today with my service.

The service wires in the panel are stranded #3. You can see where the electricians stripper or knife nicked the conductors at the point where the insulation is cut.

There are not strands missing or anything but on a few strands you can see a slight nicking or marking of the copper.

I know pictures would help, but generally, is that something to worry about?
 
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Old 10-04-14, 11:15 AM
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A slight marking or nicking of the strands will not present a problem. It's pretty hard to strip larger wiring without marking the copper.
 
 

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