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    grounding conductor crimp fittings?

    I was wondering what exactly do you call those crimp connectors, that are always used on making an irreversible crimp connection on all the bare grounding conductors, are called. You know the copper crimp connector on like four egc’s in one box. What are they actually called? Where can I find them, and how do I crimp them? :o
    Dan Thomas
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    Re: grounding conductor crimp fittings?

    Mr Thomas, If you go into a wholesale house and request for "stake-on" crimps you will probably get directed to the product you are looking for. Another way to enquire is to request for (sic)" Buchanen" barrels.
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    Re: grounding conductor crimp fittings?

    Is this what you are referring to? Made by Ideal (and other manufacturers)

    It requires this

    tool to crimp.
    Available at any electrical supply house.
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    Re: grounding conductor crimp fittings?

    Originally posted by electricaldoc:
    I was wondering what exactly do you call those crimp connectors, that are always used on making an irreversible crimp connection on all the bare grounding conductors, are called.
    I belive they are called a pain in the *** for the next guy that has to work in that box.
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    Re: grounding conductor crimp fittings?

    Well, I believe they're called 'ferrules', and can get one off in 5 to 10 seconds (without damaging the wires).
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    Re: grounding conductor crimp fittings?

    Larry,
    How do you get the ferrules off the wires without damaging them?
    ~Peter

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    Re: grounding conductor crimp fittings?

    Cut down the length of the splice cap with a good pair of dykes, and hope the splice cap is copper and not steel.

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    Re: grounding conductor crimp fittings?

    Originally posted by peter:
    Larry,
    How do you get the ferrules off the wires without damaging them?
    ~Peter
    By simply squeezing the ferrule round with my Kleins. It then will twist off like a nut from a bolt, if it's too tight to slide off.
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    Re: grounding conductor crimp fittings?

    Fellow posters, please forgive me for hijacking the post but I have a related question. I have run across many instances where these same barrel crimps have been used on current carrying conductor splices with just wraps of electrical tape to insulate them. I am pretty sure this is a code violations but am not sure. Anybody know?
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    Re: grounding conductor crimp fittings?

    Originally posted by electricman2:
    Is this what you are referring to? Made by Ideal (and other manufacturers)

    It requires this

    tool to crimp.
    Available at any electrical supply house.
    Yes this is what I was looking for. I did not relies that they could be crimped with regular crimpier, which I already have. The look harder to crimp and I did not think my crispers would do the job. Thanks everyone, I felt stupid having to ask this, but been doing industrial wiring, and we do not use them. I am now getting into doing residential wiring on side. So I know need to know, and I would rather ask here then show my lack of knowledge out in field.

    Thanks again.
    Dan Thomas
    Industrial Electrician, Indiana

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