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Old 12-06-2016, 11:24 PM   #1
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does any one else have problems with the TR WR gfci? i have replaced at least 5 of them this year becuase they just quit working. mostly barely used ones.
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Old 12-06-2016, 11:37 PM   #2
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Yup! I avoid Leviton and mainly stock Legrand.
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i mainly went with leviton because of the slimmer body. works better in old boxes. but now i do more newer boxes
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After today, leviton can bite my ass as I had to make that long drive to replace that stupid gfi outlet in the new bathroom I did for a medical outfit when I remodeled all their offices. One or two once in a long while would be ok, but nope, If you put in 50-100 gfi receptacles every six months like I do, you start finding out you are going to have to replace around 30 of them in less than three months if you use Leviton. Done. And F*** home depot for carrying them.

I'm going to Lowes from now on and get something else.
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Dude the legrands are same size. I put em both together, same friggin size. I stopped even keeping 1 (slim) leviton in stock after that.
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lowes is carrying hubbel now. i didnt know they made resi stuff! anyone know how good it is?
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Well there is also supply houses around, but they are kind of hard to get to the front of the line at . Even for will call.
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where im at there are 4 supply houses and three big box stores within 15 minutes of each other. i see the big company trucks at all of them!
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where im at there are 4 supply houses and three big box stores within 15 minutes of each other. i see the big company trucks at all of them!
I live in a pretty posh neighborhood. There isn't even a 7-11 or any grocery stores for 3 miles from here. There is a surf shop and a Thai restaurant pretty close by however , but that's it. Nearest electrical house is a freeway drive of hell during rush hours.
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I'll have to compare the size of the two brands when I get a chance. I like the size of the Leviton, but have have better luck with the PS. I hope Lowes here doesn't drop PS because I love the plates and would prefer to stick with PS. Lowes is close to the house too. Last I checked, Hubbell was ok. Doing a remodel in all Leviton, and the flexible plates are better, but still prefer the satin flexible PS.
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We can only quickly get leviton or hubbell here, and my old man has some kind of hatred for P&S, so those are pretty much our only choices. We can get the hubbell tr/wr gfis for less than the leviton tr's, so I have been getting more of those out of convenience. Guess that is a good decision.
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We can only quickly get leviton or hubbell here, and my old man has some kind of hatred for P&S, so those are pretty much our only choices. We can get the hubbell tr/wr gfis for less than the leviton tr's, so I have been getting more of those out of convenience. Guess that is a good decision.


Eaton GFCI's give me way less problems and are less expensive than Leviton. Eaton is who owns Cutler-Hammer and they are a huge player in the electrical industry. I install Cutler-Hammer panels on the daily and in my opinion they are the best in reliability. Although I do love the ground / neutral bar setup on the Square D panels.


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I live in a pretty posh neighborhood. There isn't even a 7-11 or any grocery stores for 3 miles from here. There is a surf shop and a Thai restaurant pretty close by however , but that's it. Nearest electrical house is a freeway drive of hell during rush hours.
What about the Crossfit and Post Office?
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I like Hubbell plates the best, with those rounded corners.

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leviton is junk, i only buy cooper when i can get them!
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What about the Crossfit and Post Office?
No post office in that mall. There is a blue mailbox out front of Thai Valley restaurant though. That place is mostly deserted all the time. One auto mechanic down on the left end also. He's crooked, don't take your car to him.
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I'm having trouble with a Leviton TR GFCI as well. The person who has it says it is basically new, but said when they wired it up, it didn't work in the first place.

I can't see how it could fail right new from the box, or the home owner even damaging it from wiring it wrong because that should just cause it to trip or not reset. No indicator lights come on, and it doesn't reset either. The meter shows it has 120v on the terminal wire.

When I get more time I'm going to bring a Cooper one over to try it. Usually I use Cooper any way.

Usually I use Cooper, so maybe I'll bring that over.
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I'm having trouble with a Leviton TR GFCI as well. The person who has it says it is basically new, but said when they wired it up, it didn't work in the first place.

I can't see how it could fail right new from the box, or the home owner even damaging it from wiring it wrong because that should just cause it to trip or not reset. No indicator lights come on, and it doesn't reset either. The meter shows it has 120v on the terminal wire.

When I get more time I'm going to bring a Cooper one over to try it. Usually I use Cooper any way.

Usually I use Cooper, so maybe I'll bring that over.
Always had good luck with Hubble.
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Had to replace a 1 year old leviton wr that failed yesterday. Replaced it with a Hubbell.
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It seems like Leviton sold their soul to get into the big box stores. I am guessing the big boxes beat them to death on pricing, and they cut corners to stay in Lowes and HD. It's too bad, I was a big Leviton fan for 20 years, but lately, it's P&S and Hubbell. I can't afford to **** around with quality, who can?
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