Splicing and Stripping Solid and Stranded Wire

Step 1

Light fixtures typically have stranded wires that connect to solid feed wires. Strip 1/4 inch of insulation from each wire. Using your fingers, twist the stranded wire tightly around the solid wire, leaving about 1/8 inch of stranded wire extending beyond the end of the solid wire.

Step 2

Carefully push the wires into a wire nut so that the protruding tip of the stranded wire goes as far as possible into the nut. Twist the nut clockwise until tight. Tug on the stranded wire to check the connection. Wrap the bottom of the nut with electrician's tape.

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