On a lighter note which poor workmanship NEC rule does this break

ActionDave

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What kind of hack does something like that? My journey would have slapped me with a pair of Kliens.

Always make sure the slots on trim screws are horizontal.
 

ptonsparky

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The least they could have done is use a hack saw on the center plate.
With vertical screw arrangement, of course.
 

iwire

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Do you really have any control over where the screw slots end up, after you tighten to the specified torque setting? (if there is one, of course, which I doubt)
It's a plate screw, you can decide how to line up the slots.
 

kwired

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Do you really have any control over where the screw slots end up, after you tighten to the specified torque setting? (if there is one, of course, which I doubt)
There have been discussions before on which way the screw slots should be oriented and why, and some have gone on for seemingly unlimited number of posts - but I don't want this to turn into one of those threads:blink:
 

jap

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There have been discussions before on which way the screw slots should be oriented and why, and some have gone on for seemingly unlimited number of posts - but I don't want this to turn into one of those threads:blink:
Maybe one of these days they'll come out with Torx Head Screws for the cover plates and it'll end all the worry about it.


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GoldDigger

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Maybe one of these days they'll come out with Torx Head Screws for the cover plates and it'll end all the worry about it.

JAP>
That will really be tricky if trying to keep the screw heads flush!
Maybe square head instead? Clutch tip would still leave an orientation problem.
With Phillips you could have the orientation you want with less of a turn. And you could just strip out the slots to leave the screw perfectly symmetric....
 

jap

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That will really be tricky if trying to keep the screw heads flush!
Maybe square head instead? Clutch tip would still leave an orientation problem.
With Phillips you could have the orientation you want with less of a turn. And you could just strip out the slots to leave the screw perfectly symmetric....
Torx orientation would be even less noticeable than phillips.
Phillips has 4 points which if out line would actually be as noticeable as a straight blade.


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GoldDigger

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Torx orientation would be even less noticeable than phillips.
Phillips has 4 points which if out line would actually be as noticeable as a straight blade.


JAP>
But Phillips will recess nicely into an oval head screw while Torx will not.

(Just keeping it light.)
 
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