IBEW member Jennifer Smith demonstrates how to make a good connection by using a stranded wire around a screw terminal.
The tools needed for this job tip are a piece of #12 THHN Stranded Wire, a receptacle, a Phillips screwdriver, a pair of wire strippers, and a pair of diagonal cutters.
Step 1 – Use the wire strippers to cut and strip an inch and a half on the wire off.
Step 2 – Twist the wire counterclockwise to tighten it.
Step 3 – Take the stripped wire and wrap it around the screw terminal on the receptacle.
Step 4 – Use the wire strippers to carefully pinch the wire around the screw.
Step 5 – Take the screwdriver and tighten the screw around the wire.
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