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Splicing Electrical Wires Safely

How to Splice Electrical Wires: Electrical Wire Types and Approved Splicing Practices, Electrical Wire Size, Solid and Stranded Wire, Tin Coated Copper Wire


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Electrical Wire Types and Approved Splicing Methods
Electrical Question: I have a 100 amp electrical service box. In it there are stranded wires in the circuit breakers that run to a old gutted fuse box that is used as a large junction box.

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Marvin

This electrical wiring question came from: Marvin, from Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Marvin.

How to Splice Electrical Wires

Preparation

Electrical Wire Types and Approved Splicing Practices

Electrical Wire Size
Splicing electrical wires is permitted when the wire gauges and the type of wire insulation are the same or of the same permitted rating according to the electrical codes.
Solid and Stranded
Wire Once these other stipulations have been met there is not problem splicing smaller gauges of electrical wire that are solid and stranded wire types as long as the method of splicing is done correctly.
Tin Coated Copper
Wire Some older homes have tin coated copper wire which may still be used as long as the installation methods are up to code and the cable and insulation is OK, however it is always best to upgrade older home electrical wiring whenever possible.

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120 Volt and 240 Volt Outlet Circuits
Wiring Light Switches
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Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Cord and Dryer Outlet
How to Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Wiring
Wiring Methods for Upgrading Electrical Wiring
NEC Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
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Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.

Electrical Tips to Help You Wire it Right

The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!

The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.

The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!

The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.

Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!

The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..

The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.


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