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    Quote Originally Posted by edward View Post
    Since the EGC does not have any current flow I can pre-twist them together and confidently use one of these.
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    I don't know of any wire nut that is listed for more than five conductors.
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    A GBK14 is $8.50. It will take more time than that to get them under two twist ons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edward View Post
    Since the EGC does not have any current flow I can pre-twist them together and confidently use one of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionDave View Post
    I don't know of any wire nut that is listed for more than five conductors.
    Those 3M Blue/Gray connectors are listed for up to 6-#10 AWG conductors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecollar84 View Post
    Is there an outdoor rated round bar that I can mount in a pvc enclosure ?


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    It shoulnd't need to be mounted - doing so with a metal enclosure is a method of bonding to the enclosure. But I guess you still can mount it if you wanted.

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    Is a ground bar required to be rated for damp/wet locations in an outdoor junction box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionDave View Post
    I don't know of any wire nut that is listed for more than five conductors.
    The specs say 6 #10 or #12.

    IMO, it will work especially if the wires are pretwisted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edward View Post
    The specs say 6 #10 or #12.

    IMO, it will work especially if the wires are pretwisted.
    I need to correct myself.

    The specs range is from 4 #14 to 6 #10. Not maximum 5#12s.

    If I have done this correctly:

    area of #10 is 10380 so 6 #10s = 62280 circular mils
    area of #12 is 6530 so 8 #12s = 52240 circular mils
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaggedben View Post

    Looking for something better than a Buchanan splice filled with Noalox, which isn't listed but which I personally trust a whole lot more than a wirenut with slippery goop inside.


    Quote Originally Posted by ActionDave View Post
    I don't know of any wire nut that is listed for more than five conductors.
    The red bcaps top out at 5 #12's and the 2011 buchanan crimps can take up to 7 #12's- thought about mentioning those earlier but as Jaggedben pointed out, not 100% on the legality of the goop and the listing of those products....

    OTOH, depending on the circumstances, it may not even be necessary to use any type of sealant/anti cor. Lots of panels are outside, we don't do that to the joints in them, just plain old wirenuts, and no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user 100 View Post

    OTOH, depending on the circumstances, it may not even be necessary to use any type of sealant/anti cor. Lots of panels are outside, we don't do that to the joints in them, just plain old wirenuts, and no problems.
    Other than underground splicing, show me where it says that splices must be waterproof. Connectors, if used, don't even have to be listed, just identified for the use.
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    It would be legal to twist all 8 conductors together in a manner that provides all the mechanical integrity necessary for a good connection and then solder them. If the EGC's are bare, nothing more would be required, not even tape.
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