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wire nut

wire nut
A mechanical connector for wires which are small in size; consists of an insulating cap over a threaded or coiled metal insert; the wires to be connected are stripped of insulation at their ends and inserted in the wire nut; then
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Avoid wadding a confusing bunch of wires into a single wire nut; instead, spend a few extra bucks and use terminal strip blocks to secure, organize, and distribute hot, neutral, and ground connections.
Then connect the bare copper wire from the water heater to the remaining portion of the copper wire using a wire nut (Figure A).
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Twist on the wire nut, plunge the connector into the tube until the gel oozes out the top, then snap the lid.
Wire Nuts from Electrical Basics now include 6 sizes of the Boxed Wing Type wire nut connectors and 5 sizes of the Boxed Standard Style wire nut connectors.
The size of the wire nut must correspond to the size wire being used.
Then remove the existing receptacle and use a tester to make sure none of the wires in the box is "hot." Use a fine-tip marker and tape to label the wires that go to each wire nut so you can keep them straight later.
You should twist the wires before you lout on the wire nut.