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Author Topic: Any reason not to use all 10 AWG wire in my conversion for DC?  (Read 9596 times)
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« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2006, 04:17:43 PM »


You can use twist on, but do it this way.

Twist all the wires together first with your nines.

I see work all the time where the wires are just put next to each other and then the wire nut twisted on. NO! NO!

Then put the wire nuts on. snugged tight with nines again.

Next put on electrical tape to cover part of wire nut and wire.

They will not back off or get loose.

You will have to trust me on this.

I take pictures of every panel, junction, wire in the 16 facilities that I cover with an infrared camera twice a year looking for hot

spots on any electrical device and this works.

FYI-You should solder any wire (stranded) that is secured or goes behind a screw for connection.


1975 GMC  P8M4905A-1160    North Central Florida

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« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2006, 05:15:11 AM »

FYI-You should solder any wire (stranded) that is secured or goes behind a screw for connection.

Easier to just crimp on a fork (if screw cannot be removed) or ring (if screw can be removed) terminal to the wire.

Craig Shepard
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