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Old 09-25-2017, 04:57 PM   #81
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I'm glad I didn't listen to you guys who suggested terminal blocks. That would have been a complete waste of time.

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Old 09-25-2017, 05:10 PM   #82
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Thanks for posting this Before picture. Looking forward to photos of a more dignified finished product.
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With residential it's dumbed down to the lowest possible cost often.....and it shows .
The next guy will thank you for your nice workmanship as he untwists it all looking for a broken wire .
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With residential it's dumbed down to the lowest possible cost often.....and it shows .
The next guy will thank you for your nice workmanship as he untwists it all looking for a broken wire .
There is no such thing as a broken wire if it was done right. It's just doesn't happen.

An electrician should be able to make a splice perfectly.
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I'm glad I didn't listen to you guys who suggested terminal blocks. That would have been a complete waste of time.

You really should have taped them
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I don't do much low voltage. Here is the last one I did. You couldn't ask for a neater installation:


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With residential it's dumbed down to the lowest possible cost often.....and it shows .
The next guy will thank you for your nice workmanship as he untwists it all looking for a broken wire .

You're right, I shouldn't have used an axe to strip them. They will definitely break now.
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I don't do much low voltage. Here is the last one I did. You couldn't ask for a neater installation:
That's a piece of art

Just nitpickin' , but the ground should have a spay terminal ... IMO ...
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Just nitpickin' , but the ground should have a spay terminal ... IMO ...
Yeah, but at least I wrapped it around the screw in the right direction
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Yeah, but at least I wrapped it around the screw in the right direction
And you did it in 1/2hr ... The OP took 14 days to wire up 16 wirenuts
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