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Electrician for Westchester – Peel UF like a banana

Electrician for Westchester – Peel UF like a banana

Here our some electrician tips on stripping UF Cable. As with any electrical task, we suggest using a trained professional such as Effective Electric.

Twist the end with two pairs of pliers

Underground feeder (UF) cable has a tough plastic sheathing that’s difficult to remove—unless you know this trick. Start by separating the black and white wires from the bare copper by grabbing each with pliers and twisting. They’re easy to tear apart once you get them started. Pull them apart until you have about a foot of separated wires.

Strip off the sheathing

Next, remove the sheathing from the insulated wires by grabbing the end of the wire with one pliers and the sheathing with another pliers and working them apart. After you get the sheathing separated from the insulated wire at the top, just peel it off. Repeat the process to remove the sheathing from the black wire. Finally, cut off the loose sheathing with scissors or a knife.

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