Any tips on wire nutting three 10 guage
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Any tips on how to get a solid connection on three solid core #10 wires.

The nut that I have is rated for up to 4, but it is a bear to get them together.

Any tips you can share?
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  Re: Any tips on wire nutting three 10 guage by sroxberg (Any tips on how to g...)
Wire Nut Wrench.
https://www.amazon.com/wire-nut-wrench/s...t%20wrench

I have this one

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  Re: Any tips on wire nutting three 10 guage by sroxberg (Any tips on how to g...)
Zip tie the wires together first......

Ed
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Wago Wall-Nuts will accommodate 10-gauge.
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Twist them together with pliers and put the nut on. And don't use Buchanan wire nuts as they are pure utter garbage. Barely one time use. I can't tell you how many I have seen fall off in boxes because they grip so poorly due to their spring design which let's go over time. 

     I like that sscrewdriver with the built in tool for them. I use the plastic ones that come with the bucket of wirenuts. They work pretty well and I keep one on my 12v screwdriver. Much easier on the hands...
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(01-22-2017, 10:46 PM)Phil Thien Wrote: Wago Wall-Nuts will accommodate 10-gauge.

Thanks Phil.  I just did some quick research.  I believe I am done with wire nuts.
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Same as Robert - I twist all my wires together with a linesman's pliers and trim the ends BEFORE I ever put a wire-nut on the connection.

Makes the wire-nut go on with no drama.

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Those Wago connectors are the cat's butt. Bloomington Mike turned me on to them, and it's what I'll use for the 10 gauge stuff I'll be doing in the shop.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have been using the WAGO connectors for all of my 12 and 14 gage stuff but the ones I have state that they won't work with 10g.

I'll have to shop around because I agree they are the best thing to use. Thanks for pointing out that they will work with 10g.
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  Re: Any tips on wire nutting three 10 guage by sroxberg (Any tips on how to g...)
(01-23-2017, 08:51 AM)sroxberg Wrote: Thanks for the suggestions. I have been using the WAGO connectors for all of my 12 and 14 gage stuff but the ones I have state that they won't work with 10g.

I'll have to shop around because I agree they are the best thing to use. Thanks for pointing out that they will work with 10g.

They make a special unit for three 10-gauge wires, as does Ideal.  Their standard units will only do 12 gauge and finer.

So you need the Wago 773-173:
https://eshop.wago.com/JPBC/0_5StartPage...O01&zone=7

Or an Ideal Series 39:
http://www.idealindustries.ca/products/w...n-sure.php
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