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    Riser Tap

    Someone else is running the #600 riser. We are just running from the tap box to the panel( we are doing the tap). This happens at about 5 floors. I know of the Ilsco “port” type taps but couldn’t the piercing type be used to and eliminate the need to cut wires? Actually not sure the crimping type will work as I'm tapping #600 to #6 and they don't list that size range. Thanks.
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    What is your question?

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    Yes insulation piercing taps will work if you can find them in the correct range.
    Last edited by infinity; 04-16-19 at 08:59 PM. Reason: Fixed Error
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    My other question. If you used a ported tap block you would have to cut the wire where your making the tap. If using insulation piercing you would not need to cut wire. Wouldn't you want to avoid cutting wire and jut pull wire point to point? Thanks

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    You either have to cut it or feed it through the tap if the hole is large enough to allow the insulated conductor to pass through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    You either have to cut it or feed it through the tap if the hole is large enough to allow the insulated conductor to pass through.
    Your referring to these that the wire can be feed straight thru?

    https://commerce.ilsco.com/e2wShoppi...512:3100012872

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    Your referring to these that the wire can be feed straight thru?

    https://commerce.ilsco.com/e2wShoppi...512:3100012872
    Yes if the hole is larger enough for the insulated conductor to pass through but since the riser will be installed by someone else that won't work for you. I would use insulation piercing taps if you cannot find the proper wire range you might need to make your tap conductors a bit larger.
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    Does anyone have a link for the piercing tap connectors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by augie47 View Post
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