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Old 11-16-2018, 07:02 PM   #1
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30A wire splice?

I removed my hardwired EMS from the TT in anticipation of trading it in the next few days. I need to reconnect the 30A, 10 ga stranded power feed back together or find another approach. Can I use wire nuts on heavy, stranded wire and place it all in a junction box or should I just leave a small section (ca 3') out of the cord and run it straight back to the distribution panel?
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:40 PM   #2
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Wire nuts will work just fine inside of a junction box. All though rewiring back to the box would be preferred.
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:45 PM   #3
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Wire nuts will work just fine inside of a junction box.
But they should be taped too since stranded has a tendency to loosen easier.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:28 PM   #4
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Personally I would use a closed end crimp terminal over a wire nut.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:32 PM   #5
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Wire nuts with tape would work in a juntion box. These connectors would make a better connection. 2 wire Polaris 4-14 AWG insulated tap connector. Allen head set screw. Iíd still put them in a juntion box. Probably over kill since youíre selling but certainly wonít vibrate loose for the next owner.

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Old 11-17-2018, 01:22 PM   #6
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Personally I would use a closed end crimp terminal over a wire nut.
As long as itís stranded wire, not solid wire.
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Old 11-17-2018, 04:13 PM   #7
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As long as it’s stranded wire, not solid wire.

The original post says he needs to connect strand wire.
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:41 PM   #8
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I went with a set of M / F plugs.
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Old 11-20-2018, 02:29 PM   #9
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Most electricians, and I am one, would use a butt splice with shrink tubing over it.
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Most electricians, and I am one, would use a butt splice with shrink tubing over it.
I would have ran it back into the panel and forgot about the 3' . The new owner will never miss what he never had. Better than finding a splice when it burns off. But that's just me .
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