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What's proper wire for home wiring?

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33 minutes ago, Jawny said:

He was absolutely correct.  One size, fits all and in colors of your choice.

Electrical tape.

Plier twisting and covering with electric tape is outdated and a big danger as nothing holding wires together (like a wire nut) and all too often they loosen and spark which could cause fire.  Unfortunately we find that method still being used here in Thailand.  What used to be acceptable is a connector like this covered with electric tape, especially for larger size wires.

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Plier twisting of wires are wrongly done in most cases... wire splicing works fine so long as you know how to do it.

There are many samples to be found on WWW

Here is one... Wire Splicing

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