Terminating wires

Old 04-24-16, 02:52 PM
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Terminating wires

.. when I disconnect a cable from fixtures and want to just terminate it in a stand alone electrical box....I simply cut the wires clean and screw on the wire nut without stripping the insulation.

Should I strip the insulation before screwing on the wire nut or should I maybe just use insulation tape instead ?

This would be part of an active circuit....I am just unable to trace the cable back to the previous box.

Old 04-24-16, 03:40 PM
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Wire nuts are fine. The wire is not required to be stripped either.

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