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Old 10-17-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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The Slater receptacle has a white wire and a black wire. It also has a stripped wire. Are the black and white wires suppose to be stripped also?

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Old 10-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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Is this a GFCI with attached leads?

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Old 10-17-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
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If anything says "Slater" on it, take it to your nearest trashcan!

Those things are J-U-N-K!
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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I 100% agree! My home was full of Slater / PS receptacles and switches. After only 10 years of service, half the receptacles would no longer hold plugs reliably, and switches began burning out. Dump it.
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Ten years of service from something that might have cost 30 cents seems like a good deal.
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Perhaps... or you could consider that an investment of 15-20 cents more per device could give it 4-5x the life, plus the significant cost in time (whether my own or paying for an electrician's), not to mention the mental wear & tear of having wall-warts fall out, or plugs not remain securely in place.

Bottom line - don't skimp... it's not worth it.
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I 100% agree! My home was full of Slater / PS receptacles and switches. After only 10 years of service, half the receptacles would no longer hold plugs reliably, and switches began burning out. Dump it.
It should be noted that after P&S acquired Slater, they began to realize they were pushing nothing but junk. P&S was commonly called "piece of sh**"


Their previous marketing battles with Slater seemed to be "who can make the worst, cheapest, junk"?

One day, they woke up and did something about it: They scrapped their junk lines and redesigned the entire line of wiring devices.

Now P&S stuff is better than most, even the builders' grade of devices. Many contractors prefer them over Leviton, GE, or Eagle/Cooper, whereas before they were avoided like the plague.

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