I am working on a circuit with 12/2UF. I have cut it in half to free the
ground, but the black and white still have the UF cover on. I am afraid to
cut into it and going through the wire insulation also. I could just work
with it as it is, but it is awfully stiff.
How do I get the UF cover off without damaging the wire insulation?
I have always scored it up the middle with a box cutter, then grabbed
ground wire and pulled it horizontally to split the outer UF covering
damaging the individual hot wire coverings. Then, I would finish
UF outer covering with the box cutter.
That gives me an uncovered ground, and two individual UF covered
wires. Underneath the UF covering is an additional black and a white
covering. I try to leave the UF on the individual wires (except for
as much as I can. It's more trouble, but that's why you pay more for
I have only worked on indoor romex. Maybe UF is significantly
different. But there is an little metal tool that sells for less than
a dollar that does this for romex. Put the wire in it, sqeeze, and
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
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