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Old 04-30-2018, 06:26 PM   #21
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You mean these friggin things?

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Yes, those. Thankfully an entire generation has passed along with a complete tear out and re-do of almost all the electrical work originally done with those things, so we're now at the point where they have been almost completely expunged from the planet.
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If I had to guess 70% of all my wirenuts go through the washer and dryer at least once. Drives my wife crazy picking them up in the bottom of the washer and dryer. Sorry dear


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15 bucks a bag for 500 on eBay Currently using GB wing guards. Have almost no preference. Just not those awful scotchlock ones referenced earlier or Ideal red 76b wirenuts or wago-like anything.
If I am paying real money for them, Red and green B-caps and 72b & 74b orange and yellows.
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If I had to guess 70% of all my wirenuts go through the washer and dryer at least once. Drives my wife crazy picking them up in the bottom of the washer and dryer. Sorry dear
LOL...that brings back memories!
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We use Ideal red and yellow wingnuts. Have for years. I tried G-B (12,000) on a large medical facility 2 years ago and had nothing but problems with them. We had to go back and remove 100's of them. I hope the others are still holding.
when I started using tans, I found out I hate yellows

or do you mean the R/Y's that are both?
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Never used em!
They were on clearance at HD a while back, I picked up a bunch for next to nothing. I tried a few out and they do suck pretty bad. I'll probably throw them out or donate them to Habitat.

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They were on clearance at HD a while back, I picked up a bunch for next to nothing. I tried a few out and they do suck pretty bad. I'll probably throw them out or donate them to Habitat.
I got a box, I use em at home cause I'm often too lazy to go out to my truck.
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Basically anything Ideal. Classic Wire-Nuts, Wing-Nuts and Buchanan B-caps, Twisters and Can-Twists are all decent in their own right. Wing-Twists and Wire-Twists noticeably cheaper, though still better than generic (at least they're made in Canada)! T&B's Marettes are alright too, however they aren't my first choice.
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Amen, brother! For most common work, these are pretty difficult to beat.
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Ideal... I freaking hate 3M and those dumb Scotchlocks.....
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Ideal... I freaking hate 3M and those dumb Scotchlocks.....
Ideal still makes those brass ferrules that you put the wires inside, tighten a set screw, then screw the phenolic cap over top. It looks like a black wire nut. I'm sure we've all run into them. They're still a catalog item. Model 22
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They were on clearance at HD a while back, I picked up a bunch for next to nothing. I tried a few out and they do suck pretty bad. I'll probably throw them out or donate them to Habitat.
Donate is good....pass your luck onto someone else!
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Ideal still makes those brass ferrules that you put the wires inside, tighten a set screw, then screw the phenolic cap over top. It looks like a black wire nut. I'm sure we've all run into them. They're still a catalog item. Model 22
Those were a requirement in the spec of a few jobs that the machinery was subject to extreme vibration, I know the procurement people in our office had a hard time finding them for some odd reason or other.

I still have a handful in one of my parts trays.
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The CanTwists look interesting. I wouldn't mind if they were available here too.
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Speak of the devil. Just today I had to take down a recessed light and look what I see. This is one of those DIY recessed that has the j-box mounted directly to the can, and of course they left no slack. This was as far as it would go.

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Those were a requirement in the spec of a few jobs that the machinery was subject to extreme vibration, I know the procurement people in our office had a hard time finding them for some odd reason or other.

I still have a handful in one of my parts trays.
The heat tolerant wire nuts are the same way.

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I'm surprised that you guys are so down on these Gorilla Nuts. The soft grip minimizes those wirenut soars after twisting so many. They are hard to find though, had to order mine online
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The heat tolerant wire nuts are the same way.

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3M 412 is top of the list for me, engineered so it tightens up nice with a 5/ 16 nut driver on the top of the nut. 22 to 10. Last week a 500 bag cost me 7 ish cents each. Bottom if the list is those buchannan ones that never feel tight.
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