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Thread: When to use Stranded insted of Solid Service bonding

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    I think they do for pools.
    As soon as I wrote it I knew I was regret saying “never”.

    In general, looking at basic wiring methods in Chapters 1-4, solid wire conductors are not required per the NEC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumper View Post
    As soon as I wrote it I knew I was regret saying “never”.

    In general, looking at basic wiring methods in Chapters 1-4, solid wire conductors are not required per the NEC.

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    Tha main reason for not using solid, except for pools is because of what Adam wrote. The wire would have difficulty in the bends of the conduit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    The wire would have difficulty in the bends of the conduit.
    Do I get to nit pick this sentence?




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    For the GEC, if you need to repair it, with solid, there may not be a compression crimp connector.
    I worked in an office building once owned by the POCO, some of the lighting ckts were run in 8 AWG solid in conduit. Tough to pull out. Use stranded....
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    In Tennessee, they use solid. In Michigan, we use stranded. Not sure why that is. Local codes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff48356 View Post
    In Tennessee, they use solid. In Michigan, we use stranded. Not sure why that is. Local codes?
    Or just local customs. Both methods are fine per NEC.
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