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Dead electical outlet and mystery switches

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Dec 13, 2013, 07:33 AM
CommonwealthSparky
Dead electical outlet and mystery switches
I can see taping a made up connection. But personally I feel that if you pre twist the copper connection that taping on the wire nut is a waste of good tape. Methinks this is posted onboard on another query. Personal preference, no more no less.
But I feel replacing "old breakers" is never needed and can be downright dangerous to a homeowner who gets into something over his head.


Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
Dec 13, 2013, 08:17 AM
Pat the Rat
I personally think it's a good idea to tape wire nuts so that they don't loosen as you stuff the wires back in the box.
Dec 13, 2013, 12:13 PM
Frodo
sparky is correct,,,waste of tape..
but it makes me feel better

an old plumber told me that "I been doen it that way for 20 years!"
and I told him
"yeah....and you been doen it wrong for 20 years!!!"

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Dec 13, 2013, 12:52 PM
CommonwealthSparky
I can live with that. Big Grin We all have to sleep at night. I too taped for about twenty years or so.
I break down by my purchases by product class/item number and was amazed at the percentage of my purchases went to Scotch "33". Now it was not a great dollar amount but just one of many things you can play around with to help the bottom line.

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Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
Dec 13, 2013, 08:25 PM
Frodo
after wireing my house, i figured out something,,that fixture that always has a bulb burn out. way sooner than the rest.....its got a loose wire nut....