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Spokane Guy

08:10AM | 01/04/04
Member Since: 01/03/04
6 lifetime posts
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I am planning on doing my own electrical work on a house I am going to build this year. I have been reading about some wiring options and one of the books I have says "NEVER" use the push in feature on outlets or switches because they come loose.

Yesterday I was helping a friend do the finish electrical on his house and he wanted his outlets done using the push in or "quickwire" feature on the Leviton outlets he got from Home Depot. I figured it was his house so I would do it his way. I did discover that the quickwire connections were all held very securely.

So my question is...is this particular brand different than what my book was talking about or do the push in connections hold great at first then go south after a while?

Thanks for any input.

SAD

09:15AM | 01/04/04
Member Since: 01/03/04
5 lifetime posts
The push in meet meet the requirements of the NEC but, as for me and several of those that I work with (2 of them master electricians) we prefer not to use them. We feel that either the clamp type termination or the screw provide better more reliable connections for the long term. Care sould also be taken not to nick the conductor when stripping as this can cause a "weak spot" that can possiblity break wen bendin the wire. I'm sure that there are others out there that will take exception on the "screw vs push in" wiring. This is just my opinion and that of some of my coworkers.
SAD

rpxlpx

04:58AM | 01/06/04
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Push in connctors weaken over time.
If you go back you can find several posts in which people describe failures of these connections. (I've experienced it too.)
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