wire tape

Originally Posted By: jane molina
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Why do they use black tape over a neutral wire . I mean I understand


it is because to use as a hot nut why do they not just put a hot wire.


someone explain please.


Jane


Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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You are only allowed to reidentify white wires in cables and cords where you are stuck with the way manufacturers put them together.


I am sure you could find Romex with a red and black wire (no white) but that is not going to be readily available.


If you are pulling wire in pipe you should be using the right color. Hot wires can be any color but white, grey or green and they commonly get additional reidentification to help figure out what is going on.


You are also “stuck” when it comes to large sizes since they are only going to come in black in most cases so you will see them reidentifed white or green.


Originally Posted By: jonofrey
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jane molina wrote:
Why do they use black tape over a neutral wire . I mean I understand
it is because to use as a hot nut why do they not just put a hot wire.
someone explain please.
Jane


Hot nut?


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Originally Posted By: ekartal
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She’s toying with you guys. aiwebs_002.gif


Originally Posted By: jtedesco
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I think so too!


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