wire nut and wire bare end

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Old 06-30-19, 11:24 AM
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wire nut and wire bare end

I recently installed a new water heater.I am a little concerned, when I see the contractor do the wiring.

basically, when the wire nut is connected, I can see the wire bare end is just around the bottom of the wire nut. The contractor told me that as long as it is inside of the wire nut, it is safe. See from the bottom, I can see pretty a lot copper exposed inside of the nut.

Just FYi, the wire is pretty thick and solid, the wire nut is red wing wire nut.

Since the contractor put them inside of the water heater, I don't have a picture. I am trying to draw a pic for better understand
 
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Old 06-30-19, 11:27 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Your hand drawn picture is perfect.

Tell your contractor to stop being so cheap and get some gray wirenuts.
The gray are one size up over the red ones. As long as the bare copper is contained inside the wirenut.... it's ok.... even if you can peek in and see it.
 
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Old 07-01-19, 11:59 AM
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Thanks PJmax, Appreciated.
 
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