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Use of Different Wire Splices in Electrical Jobs

Use of Different Wire Splices in Electrical Jobs

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USE OF DIFFERENT WIRE SPLICES IN ELECTRICAL JOBS1.
 
Western union short tie
 A wire splice widely used or applied inside to building. Thissplice is applied only to small solid wire.
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Western union long tie
 A splice which is similar to a western union short tie, only thatthe number of twist at the center and at both end are more compare to a short tie.
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Duplex Wire Splice
 A wire splice used in joining wires in parallel.
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Britannia
 This splice in applied in both inside and outside the building to big solid wirewhere twisting is difficult.
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Scarfed Splice
 A splice similar in appearance with that of Britannia only that its end ishidden.
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Ordinary wrapped cable splice
 A splice used in joining through conductors that arestranded. This kind of splice is applied in the absence of the connectors.
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Plain tap or tee join
 This is mostly used in outside work for joining a tap wire to athrough conductor.
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Small aerial tap join
 A join mostly used in location where wires are subjected toconsiderable movement.
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K
notted or loop tap join
 This is mostly used for tapping a temporary wiring orlightning system where soldering is not applied.
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Ordinary cable tap join
 This is generally used where large stranded wires are tap to amain or through conductor.
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Wrapped tap or tee join
 This is used in large solid conduct where it is found difficult towrap the large tap wire around the main wire.
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Split cable tap or tee join
 This is most frequently used where small stranded wire orcable are tap to a through conductor.
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Ordinary cross joint
 This is used where two tap conductors are to extend away fromthe branch conductor in opposite direction.
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Double wrapped cross join
 This is used in the same manner and reason as theordinary cross join with the advantage of being stronger.
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Rat Tail join
 A wire splice mostly used in outlet and junction boxes.
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Through Fixture Join
 This is used where fixture leads are connected to branch wire atan immediate point.
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Terminating Fixture
 This is used where fixture leads are joining to the end of thebranch or conductor.
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Underwritersknot
 In making up a drop cord, tie an underwriters knot at the top sothat the weight is supported not by the copper conductors where they are connected tothe terminals, but by the knot.

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