IBEW member Rod demonstrates how to easily install wire and short runs with conduit.

Step 1 – Find a 3M wire nut that has a solid metal cap on the inside.
Step 2 – Using a knife, cut the end of the wire nut and peel away the plastic that’s around the metal bullet inside.
Step 3 – Screw the metal bullet onto the wires to push it into the pipe.
Step 4 – Feed the bullet into the connector and push it through the pipe. The sound it makes as it hits the other end lets you know it’s hit the box. Pull it out of the box and unscrew the metal bullet back and go back to the beginning to do the same thing over again.

This method is really efficient because you don’t have to keep a roll of tape with you. You can screw it onto the wire without bending or stripping it, or making some kind of a head. Plus, you can reuse it when you’re done.

For more helpful tips, visit IBEWHourPower.com.


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.

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