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Old 09-24-2007, 04:19 PM   #16
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Why is wiring technology so far behind?


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, 06:42 AM   #17
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Why is wiring technology so far behind?


83% of fires are caused by "fixed" wiring
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:59 PM   #18
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Why is wiring technology so far behind?


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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