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Old 04-04-2012, 09:31 PM   #41
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I opened a j-box once an all the wirenuts fell out, looked at the wires and did not see any marks that looked like the wirenuts were actually screwed on. It could be that someone only gave the wirenuts a half twist.

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:47 PM   #42
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That must have been one huge electrical box. Mounted in the ceiling?

I'm standing in awe at the prospect of that wiring layout...
It was a big box. Maybe 14x. Industrial setting...mounted on a beam. Can you imagine? I'm not sticking my hand in there...just shut off every breaker and sort it out. All for $hitty wire nuts...

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:13 PM   #43
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I opened a j-box once an all the wirenuts fell out, looked at the wires and did not see any marks that looked like the wirenuts were actually screwed on. It could be that someone only gave the wirenuts a half twist.
I've been twisting them since I was 9. I was instructed well. My father was very anal about it. It takes some force. Limp wrists need not apply.

Now, all my guys bitch if they have to undo one of my wire nuts...exactly! Use the Rangers!

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:28 PM   #44
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I prefer Buchannan B caps but a wing does make it easier to tighten.

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:47 PM   #45
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That must have been one huge electrical box. Mounted in the ceiling?

I'm standing in awe at the prospect of that wiring layout...
Was it this box?

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:53 PM   #46
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Only if u want to die....

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:03 PM   #47
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I prefer Buchannan B caps but a wing does make it easier to tighten.
I have not used those (Ideal)...How easy to they come off? A Ranger is almost as hard CCW as it it CW. That impresses me.

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:04 PM   #48
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Was it this box?

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Not that big...but a lot more wires

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #49
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After getting to experience the original scotchlocks I never could go back to 3M wirenuts. But hey that's why we have a variety available right? To each their own.

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:26 PM   #50
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After getting to experience the original scotchlocks I never could go back to 3M wirenuts.
I can understand your aversion to Scotchlocks. I still run across them occasionally and hate them too.

 
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