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When splicing neutral wires in junction boxes, can I use white electrical tape?

Discussion in 'Social' started by user1764381, Oct 8, 2018.

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    user1764381 Guest

    In junction box splices, can I use black electrical tape for black wire (hot) and white electrical tape for the white neutral wire?

    Many people use black electrical tape or just 1 color of electrical tape in the splices in the junction boxes. However, I just want to know if it is a better practice to match the color of the electrical tape with the color of the wires (e.g.: black electrical tape for black wire splice and white electrical tape for white wire splice).

    UPDATE:
    I plan to use the NASA-approved soldered "lineman splice" (http://makezine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/western-union-or-linemans-splice.jpg). So I would use electrical tape to insulate the exposed wires in that case. So I am just asking if there are any common practices or best practices when it comes to the color of the electrical tape to use to insulate the exposed wires in the junction box.

    Thanks!

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