Ideal push-in wire connectors

geoffrey_bMay 15, 2013

What do you guy's think about these? I'm doing a master bath remodel and I'm going to have quite a few 4 wire connections. Looked like it might be easier than a wire nut.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ideal push-in connectors

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brickeyee

How does the price compare to wire nuts?

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 6:13PM
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hendricus

I've used them on a 1100 sq. ft. addition and I think they are great. Price doesn't really figure in for a do it yourselfer but the ease of connections is a big plus.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 9:25PM
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geoffrey_b

I couldn't believe it: The tan, Ideal wire nuts are $10 for 50 - that 20 cents a piece. The 4 port Ideal push-in were $13 for 100 - 13 cents a piece!

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 9:17AM
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brickeyee

Hopefully they have enough thermal cycles on the design to make them more reliable than #14 push wiring connections.

Those remain code acceptable (note that #12 push connections are no longer allowed) but are a common source of problems.

Keep in mind the NEC is a minimum for fire safety, and a lot of groups have influence on what gets in.

This post was edited by brickeyee on Thu, May 16, 13 at 11:17

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 11:15AM
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geoffrey_b

@brickeyee: A friend of mine who works on new homes says that they have been using these for years in new construction. Also a lot of can lights come with these connectors.

I was dubious of them, but I'm told they are totally different than the back stab outlets.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 12:39PM
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mm11

I've never used the Ideal brand, but I have used the Wago brand on multiple commercial jobs without any problems.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 2:46PM
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