Reconnecting Stranded Wire

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Old 10-30-14, 11:41 AM
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Reconnecting Stranded Wire

I was wondering if it was considered "bad form" to reconnect larger (6AWG or bigger) stranded wire again to the compression connection it was removed from. Or should the wire be cut back so there are never compressed strands to compress for the connection?

I tried to research this, but didn't find anything about it.

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Old 10-30-14, 01:07 PM
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I judge the wire every time - if it's in good shape, I may re-use the end. If it's beat up, I cut a new end.
 
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If it is in good shape, do you then try to put it back exactly as before, so it is retightened in the same place? Or do you try to rotate the wire somewhat so it crushes in a different place?
 
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Old 10-30-14, 04:25 PM
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Take you channel locks and pinch the end half round again if it makes you feel better to re-squish it.
 
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Old 10-30-14, 07:09 PM
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I was wondering if it was considered "bad form" to reconnect larger (6AWG or bigger) stranded wire again to the compression connection it was removed from.
The key to the question is "Compression Connection". You cannot remove a wire from a compression connection if the connection was properly made. Do you realize what a compression connection is? Typical compression connections are irreversible.

Blackburn Compression Connectors

I think you probably meant mechanical connections.

https://www.google.com/search?q=mech...2&ved=0CEQQsAQ
 
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