Look at the country of manufacture, it's not a 100% trend, but when you do you will start to notice something.... old good one were made in ... or ...... blasted apart melted toasties where made in .... :whistling2:Sure, there are some that have a solid connection. Yesterday I came across one that was stab-locked and I left it like that. Tied in my circuit extension to the receptacles terminals, but left the feed how it was. Not all stab-locks come undone and some of the old ones are in fact a good, solid connection.
I would never stab lock any new devices but when it comes to old existing crap the less I touch the more profitable I become. :thumbsup:Look at the country of manufacture, it's not a 100% trend, but when you do you will start to notice something.... old good one were made in ... or ...... blasted apart melted toasties where made in .... :whistling2:
I installed them. Well probably not them but as an apprentice they were supplied for a job. No screws. That would be '69 or '70.Just thought it was interesting to see receptacles with no screw terminals on them, only backstabs. 50+ years and other than being dirty, they look pretty damn good.
Yeah, but don't sweat it. There's plenty of money to be made being a competent electrician. Fixing old crap is 90% of my business and referrals for the time being seem endless.That's wild, I don't cross much old stuff, and 60's is old for my area.. but it always seems to be done to a high standard. It could last 100 years easily.
Todays installs are terrible. Houses popped up as quick as can be, electrical done by unqualified apprentices or helpers by companies just trying to make a buck.. probably won't even last 25 years.
It's a shame, but you can really see where the trade is heading.. at least in residential.