In this job tip, Andy, a local IBEW member from Detroit shows us how to quickly connect a flex connector into a cut box. This tip will help alleviate some problems if you struggle to get a locknut connected to the underside of a junction box.

Tools You Will Need:

  • Cut-in box
  • Klein pliers
  • Klein screwdriver
  • Wire
  • Flex
  • Flex connector
  • Cut resistant gloves

Step 1: Hook your metal connector

Step 2: Slide metal cut-in box over the wire and fit it with the connector

Step 3: After fitting metal box, slide the locknut over the wire. Work it down to line up with the connector.

Step 4: Take Klein screwdriver and pliers and use it to secure the locknut.


Lonnie Stephenson

IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson has been working with the IBEW Hour Power team since he was elected International President in 2015. President Stephenson creates short videos entitled “President’s Message” to bring important announcements and inspirational messages right to your computer screen.

View all posts