Crimp instead of wire nut?


Old 11-25-15, 12:55 PM
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Crimp instead of wire nut?

I'm replacing a security light on an exterior wall. When I removed the old light I found that the ground was not connected. There is only about 1/2" of ground wire in the box.
I can't get a wire nut on the short stub of ground wire. There is zero slack in the wire. Is a butt splice crimp type connector acceptable to lengthen the ground wire?
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Old 11-25-15, 01:42 PM
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I am not sure you will be able to crimp if the end is that short. I would try a push-in connector. Ideal has an in-line style that should work. You might need a pair of needlenopse pliers to hold the wire while you slide the connector on.

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Old 11-25-15, 01:42 PM
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So long as it is rated for 300 volts or more. Some are only for low voltage auto work. You might also try a Wago.
Old 11-27-15, 04:54 PM
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Thanks guys. I used the push in connectors and it worked great.

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