Electrical Wiring to a Porcelain Lamp Holder
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
Can I use 18 gauge thermostat wire to connect from the Romex to the Lamp holder?
Electrical Question from Greg about Light Fixture Electrical Wiring
Background: Greg, a Homeowner from Ewa Beach Hawaii
Thanks for your electrical question Greg. Absolutely Not! Thermostat wire is rated for low voltage wiring applications only. You may consider purchasing fork tongue connectors that are rated for the gauge wire that you have. These connectors will slide around the screw terminals nicely and can be crimped onto the same gauge stranded wire that is spliced to the solid Romex wire. By the way, the Brass Screw is for the Power wire, and the Silver Screw is for the Neutral wire.
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