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    Default Re: May 4th Show electrical error

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave357 View Post
    About 10 years ago in Elgin, IL we were building a strip mall (about 5 or 6 stores). We called for the final inspections and the electrical inspector showed up. He said,

    "I know it's an old law, but it's never been repealed, so I still enforce it. All connections must be soldered."

    I thought he was joking, cuz up until then he had been a reasonable guy to deal with.

    This code dates back to the days of knob & tube, before wire nuts had been invented.

    We had to open all of the boxes in all of the stores & solder the connections, then call for a re-inspection.
    Now that's just plain scarey

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    Default Re: May 4th Show electrical error

    aside from all the debate of legalities .... it sure is easier to put on a wire nut when the wires are all twisted together first.

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    Default Re: May 4th Show electrical error

    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    aside from all the debate of legalities .... it sure is easier to put on a wire nut when the wires are all twisted together first.
    That in itself should be paramount. Plus you will never second guess yourself on the quality of the connection made. PRICELESS!!!!

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