What do you guys use? What would you do in your own home?
Aka fire nuts :lol::lol:I had to look that up.
These are mostly what we used:
We wouldn't have by with wire nuts. Scruits we called them.
I'll admit it....
I'm a wire nut snob....:ashamed:
I actually read wire nut specs, for those that serve the widest range & type of wire
and then there's the whole pre-twist & cut application
maybe there's a support group for my sort?
From what I've heard solder makes a very good connection except when fault currents get high enough that it'll be the weakest point when it melts.Wire nuts. I just don't see how wagos could make as strong and reliable a connection. I know I know, that's probably what guys said about wire nuts in the days of solder:lol:
:happyno:Wago = back stabbed
I used regular Wago on solid and Wago Lever Nuts with any stranded.Stranded wire I prefer wirenuts. Solid wire I prefer Wagos. Wagos are listed for stranded, but it can be a crapshoot whether or not they go on correctly. If you get somebody that doesn't care, you'll have a bunch of poor connections. But that's just my opinion on them.
They are far from a back stab, here's why...
I have dissected them and there is a lot more clamping area on the Wago vs a back stab connection
The Wago spring clamp is a lot stronger than a back stab
On a back stab, (mostly on receptacles) the wire is subject to move every time something gets plugged in & unplugged, after a while this will loosen the connection and it will either pull out or heat up from high resistance.
With a Wago, the connection is not on the receptacle. You wrap the wire around the screw, or in a pressure clamp just like normal. When you plug/unplug something you are not disturbing the wire where it enters the Wago. So you can push/pull all you want on the plug and it won't affect the connection in the Wago. That's unlike what happens with a back stab, as you are pushing/pulling on the receptacle and the wire connection is directly on the receptacle.