Also referred to as a wire nut or pressure connector, or solderless connector, often made of plastic, it joins two or more stripped electrical wires together, by twisting, without the need for soldering. The tapered spring or threads in a wire nut hold the ends of the wires that are to be joined.
1. Numbering system assigned to designate the diameter of wire with the small size being given the higher number.
2. Metal, flat and circular in shape, with notches around the perimeter, which are used to measure the diameter of a piece of wire.
1. Glass containing wire support, which makes it stronger and less likely to be broken and cause harm.
2. Reinforced glass, with wire mesh between the two panes of glass to act as reinforcement and to prevent shattering, if broken, since the mesh will hold the glass in place.
Also referred to as a wire connector or solderless connector. Often made of plastic, it joins two or more stripped electrical wires together by twisting, without the need for soldering. The tapered spring or threads in a wire nut hold the ends of the wires that are to be joined.
Enclosed channel or electric wire, which is wither square or rectangular in shape and has one hinged or removable side. The wireway is attached to the wall and the electrical wire is then laid in place.
Often referred to as raceway wiring, after the enclosed channel that holds it, this wiring is fastened in the raceway, which is in turn mounted on the wall. Outlets can be added in this manner, without wiring through the walls.