What are some of the tricks for overcoming the elastic resistance of
wires when putting them in electrical boxes. The obvious ones are:
having larger boxes and having fewer wires. And having slack of just
the right length. I have also learned that twisting the outlets
several times as you put them in helps. With multiple outlets, I find
that it helps to have outlets connected to each other rather than to a
single wire nut, sort if in a patern like this |=|=|=>, but for some
reason electricians don't like it.
What are some of the other ideas?
On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 05:48:15 -0800 (PST), Aaron Fude
Strip off the top plastic layer of Romex so that just 1/2" is showing
inside the box. Cut the wires to 8". Fold the connected wires
*neatly* into the box. It is much harder working with 10ga than 12ga
wire. Make sure all wires are tightly connected. I always buy the
largest electrical plastic boxes.
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