Wire nut


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Old 11-26-20, 01:49 PM
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Wire nut

There are two types twist one and just regular wire nut. I have regular wire but but when joining two wires it is still loose and comes off easily. Is the wire nut suppose to do that or twist and not come lose?
 
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Old 11-26-20, 01:57 PM
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A wire nut should not come loose. They should tight so that a tug from the wires will not come loose. They should sized for the wire size and for number of wires being spliced. Usually not more than three wires of a given size should wire nutted. They are color coded and there are charts that tell the wire size and number of wires allowed to be tied together.
 
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Old 11-26-20, 02:57 PM
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just regular wire nut
That is a "regular" wire nut? All the wire nuts I have used are the kind with a spring inside that grips the wires when you twist them on.
 
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Old 11-26-20, 05:35 PM
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Even with a properly sized wire nut you have to twist on the nut until it becomes tight. Hold the wires in one hand and twist the nut until you can't turn it anymore.
 
 

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