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Making Pigtails for Ground Wire Connections

How to Splice Ground Wires for Making Connections: Splicing Electrical Wires – This page shows a series of photos that demonstrate how to use a crimp sleeve for making pigtails to be used for grounding.

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[ad#block] Electrical Question: I have a 4 gang plastic box all with either 3-way or 4- way switches.

This electrical wiring question came from: Frank, a Homeowner from Shelby Township, Michigan.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Frank.

The Process of Splicing a lot of Electrical Wires

Frank, excellent question! .There are methods that can resolve this problem.

How to Splice Ground Wires for Making Connections

  1. Use a large Gray or Blue wire connector.
  2. Use 2 or 3 inline crimp sleeves that will allow a full length of 4 ground wires to extend far enough to allow attaching to the switch frame ground screws.

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