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Thread: reducing size of circuit conductors to fit breaker lugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim W in Tampa View Post
    If only temp why not polaris blocks and after the job is over you still have them just as good as new.
    For that matter I don't see any reason why they can not be permanent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e57 View Post
    For that matter I don't see any reason why they can not be permanent.
    They can be and have used them for permanent. They are very costly but far cheaper than wire in this case.

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    What's the reasoning behind not trimming strands (within reason) to fit a lug? I've done it many times with no ill effects. How is that physically any different than using a reducing pin connector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-1Sparky View Post
    What's the reasoning behind not trimming strands (within reason) to fit a lug? I've done it many times with no ill effects. How is that physically any different than using a reducing pin connector?
    It lost its UL rating when you altered it. How can we say how many can be cut ? Yes probably safe but not legal

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