: >>>I was always taught the 'right' way to use wire nuts was to
: >>>'pigtail' the bare wires first, apply the wirenut in correct
size and then
: >>>use vynyl tape over all as insurance.
: >> Tape always looks like you are trying to hide something. As
neat as you
: >> do it initially, it always looks like hell after a period of
: >> I always say: electrical tape is not for joints - there are
: >> reasons I keep electrical tape in my electrical tool box:
: >> 1) For attaching wire to a fish tape/line for pulling
: >> 2) I like to use a short piece of tape applied tightly and
: >> to hold anti-shorts in place on BX cable ends
: >I use tape around wirenuts for added assurance the wirenut is
: >to back off or come loose which I have seen happen. I wrap the
: >the direction that will pull the wirenut tight.
: Also, tape is used to cover up the mistake you made when you
: the wire too much (so the bare part won't all fit under the
You can always tell which people read/parrot past posts so they
can sound competent, can't you? Usually it's the incompetent
ones who do that, too. Eh, Timmy?