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From: "Ben Miller"
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Subject: Re: wire joining practice..
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 18:16:51 GMT
Organization: AT&T Broadband
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 18:16:51 GMT
"John Gilmer" wrote in message
> Tape adds NOTHING but makes a mess.
> The tape can conceal a poor wire nut installation and makes it more
> difficult to see what is going on in the box.
> Its your house, of course. But if I open a box and see tape I almost
> always end up taking it off unless 1) it marks a WHITE wire as being
> "pretend black) or 2) it is buried way back and I don't need to pull it
I agree. As soon as I see tape, I unwrap it to see the workmanship
underneath. The tape should be unnecessary if the nut is applied according
to the manufacturer's instructions. Yet, I see a lot of it done (presumably)
by professional electricians.
I would be curious to hear from some of the electricians on this.... tape or
no tape, & why?
B. MILLER ENGINEERING
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