Although I’m not an electrician by trade, I did take the job of wiring the 800-sq. ft. addition to my home. All in all, I had about 100 duplex outlets and switches that needed installation. About halfway through the job, I had to stop because my blistered fingers were in pain from twisting the wire nuts. That’s when I got the idea for the device show in the drawing.
I made my little wrench out of 1×1 maple scraps. The hole in its business end has slots on both sides to accommodate the wings on the sides of the wire nuts. The wrench’s wide handle lets me get a firm grip and apply plenty of torque to the wire nuts.
Richard Nelson, San Leandro, CA
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #86