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Old 02-19-05, 07:30 AM
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pig tails

just picked up those pigtails with the fork crimped on the end.question is the fork good enough to make the connection to the outlet screws...read about this pigtails on this forum and they are a great thing for the homeowner....just want to make sure the fork is just as good at making a connection as the copper wire is...thanks
 
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Old 02-19-05, 10:17 AM
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Yes, the little fork connectors (stakon connectors) are alright. Stakon connectors are used in plenty of places and in industrial settings, they are sometimes required on all outlets. You may want to tug on them to make sure they are on tight. If you still do not feel comfortable, cut the stakon off and wrap the copper around the screw directly. If it is stranded wire, strip off enough for the screw, but leave a little piece of insulation at the very end of the wire, that will allow the strands to stay together better when being tightened under a screw.

Anyways, I have used plenty of stakons before and if they have been installed properly, they are just as good as a normal setup.

Paul
 
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Old 02-19-05, 11:35 AM
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Premade pigtails are news to me. Could someone provide a link, please?

I usually sit down and manufacture my own (hooked) at the start of a job.

I would buy them in a second if solid wire. If stranded, they complicate connection at the nut end.
 
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Old 02-19-05, 12:13 PM
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i got mine at home depot...i do think it is stranded wire at the end with the fork is attached....the name is company name ...Ideal and the product is Term-a-Nut Wire Connector.....if you do a search online you will find them ....i typed in term-a-nut on aol keyword and came up with online supplies that have them.....hope this helps
 
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Thank you all for this. I'm sure these will work for me.
 
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