Ideal In-Sure connector for home wiring

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Old 12-27-06, 11:03 PM
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Ideal In-Sure connector for home wiring

I saw these Ideal In-Sure push in wire connectors at Home Depot and was wondering if they can be used in place of wire nuts? They sure look like they would be easier to use than wire nut.

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Old 12-28-06, 04:31 AM
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that is what ideal is telling us. They are new so time will tell.
 
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Old 12-28-06, 08:11 AM
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There are three major manufacturers at the moment, ideal (in-sure), gardner bender ( push gard) and wago (wall nuts).
Ideal and gardner bender I believe are for solid wire 14 awg and 12 awg only and are for copper only connections. I think you can use the ideal for stranded copper wire in certain small gages like 16 and 18 awg.

The wago is probably the most used in commercial work IMO. Because they are for both solid and stranded wire up to 10 awg copper.

No aluminum connections are allowed with any of the push type connectors.

These connectors IMO are the cats meow for Diy, especially when working with more than three conductors. It has been my experience that diy have a difficult time connecting 4 or more wires in a wire nut and in a lot of cases choose the wrong wire nut.
They are also very good at old work where short wires in a box are not easily handled with wire nuts if additional length is required.. these connectors make this a snap.


http://www.idealindustries.com/wt/IdcPushin.nsf
http://www.gardnerbender.com/

Example of the wago product

http://www.smarthome.com/prodindex.asp?catid=1543


Roger
 
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