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Old 09-24-2007, 03:19 PM   #16
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I like the quote on the web site that says that 83% of electrical fires are caused by wiring...duh!!!


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Old 09-25-2007, 05:42 AM   #17
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Fixed Wiring

83% of fires are caused by "fixed" wiring
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:59 PM   #18
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There are innovations that tend to make wiring easier. For one, you got those 'backstab' connections found on many newer devices. No need to loop a wire around a screw, making sure it goes in right direction. Instead, you strip about 1/2" of insulation and poke the wire into a hole on an outlet or switch. If neded, wire can be released by pressing on a tab.

Then, I see fixtures coming out that have a connecting module. Instead of holding entire fixture while connecting wires, attach a small module to the box and wire it - then snap the fixture onto the module. Very convenient.

However, for flexibility of connecting disconnecting and capping off wires, I am yet to see anything beat the wirenut.


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