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I was once told ( and I don't buy it) that
these plastic ends on the staples 99 just posted
reduce AFCI nuisance tripping cause (allegedly)
they prevent arcing across the neutral and hot
(which according to this person saying this meant
magnetically).
Was it the same guy who puts a pre-hung door in front of a sub?
 

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Old Grumpy Bastard
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I was once told ( and I don't buy it) that
these plastic ends on the staples 99 just posted
reduce AFCI nuisance tripping cause (allegedly)
they prevent arcing across the neutral and hot
(which according to this person saying this meant
magnetically).
I could buy into the first part of that statement due to over driven staples.
 

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I pretwist and then use wire nuts. Solder pots rule.
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It’s very rare for me to run rope.
I would rather use the plastic ones these days and save myself the grief of over pounding the staples. It’s just not worth it, I would rather spend my free time insuring trim screws are verticals.
 

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It’s very rare for me to run rope.
I would rather use the plastic ones these days and save myself the grief of over pounding the staples. It’s just not worth it, I would rather spend my free time insuring trim screws are verticals.
horizontal...verticle is so retro
 

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horizontal...verticle is so retro
I know it’s retro,,, but atleast the paint will run out the slot after I leave.
I’m always thinking of the next poor sap following behind me fixing my pretwisted splices.
 

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Old Grumpy Bastard
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I know it’s retro,,, but atleast the paint will run out the slot after I leave.
I’m always thinking of the next poor sap following behind me fixing my pretwisted splices.
Paint, dust, debris, etc......j/s
 
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PHP:
your in lake Michigan?
Every morning I drive down the beach front watching the sun rise.
This morning I had to stop twice in the middle of the road. First for a deer meandering across. Then a bunch of them stupid geese standing around looking stupid.
 

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Staples with the two nails and a plastic strap between, or just with some sort of insulating material?
 

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PHP:
Every morning I drive down the beach front watching the sun rise.
This morning I had to stop twice in the middle of the road. First for a deer meandering across. Then a bunch of them stupid geese standing around looking stupid.
Goose breast tastes just like beef, makes a nice stew.
 
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