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Electrical Wiring, Light Fixtures and Outlets

Japan With Kids - Forums: Repairs and Maintenance: Electrical Wiring, Light Fixtures and Outlets
By Cornelia on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 7:12 am:

A few days ago in a burst of energy I finally decided to replace a light fixture that had been trying to fall off the wall for years. (The new light fixture had been patiently waiting it's turn for about 2 years.)

(wires with lead sleeves crimped on pictured)

Taking down the old one I discovered that USA style wire nuts were not used. I ended up going to my local light bulb shop (actually a very small electrician's shop that I had never used except to buy light bulbs) to get two lead sleeves and to borrow a crimping tool. I didn't know the lead sleeves were called "surevus" until I showed them one of the old ones that I had cut off (passing the point of no return).

Here is a photo of the crimping tool:

(crimping tool pictured)

To finish the job one neatly winds up the joined wires with electrical tape. The lead sleeves were compliments of the shop. I suppose I made some sort of impression wanting them at all!


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