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When you guys add a plug strip to an existing outlet.
How do you make the connections?
I've been doing this the same way for some time and wonder if there is a better method.
I know I get one shot at the cut lengths or the outlets don't go back in there sockets well at all.

Here are some pics of one I did today.
 

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I must say, not to patronize but to appreciate, that is nice work Tab.
Except for the DeWalt drill motor, ha

Why the leatherman pliers instead of a pair of needlenose? And do you like those Klein strippers over Ideal's? (all I've ever used are Ideal's). Also that shortened Checkpoint level, do you prefer that for any reason?

If you haven't noticed I have little to no experience with plugmold, hope you didn't mind....


Edit; also I noticed you make your butt splices with one crimp at 90 degrees to the other... I always did them on the same plane, though I was never taught either/any way.....?
 

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I've seen that level on the job. I believe it is a Greenlee?? It is rather short but what is cool is that is has a no dog clamp and more than usual degree vials..22,30,45,and 90?? Good magnets.
 

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When I'm coming in the end of Plugmold, I use the V2010 end entrance fitting and little orange wire nuts fit inside. When I'm coming in the middle, I use a V2048 box with a blank cover to house the splice and run the Plugmold out each side. The V2048 box has 2000 series twist-outs the same way the 5748's do for 500/700. Your method (Tab) will probably last forever and ever too.
 

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I never thought of putting in a box then running 2 pieces.
I do not like splicing inside like that, pain in the azz.
I have PT'd (buchanan) them before, that's probably a better splice.

The leatherman is out just because it is on my hip virtually 24-7, Habit.
The strippers I love, they have a spring but also a lock for sticking them in your pouch. I don't wear a tool pouch but have a small pocket pouch that I just clip on my belt. holds:

Dikes
strippers
magnet in bottom with misc. screws, ground clips, few wire nuts
mini channel locks
mag light
6 in 1 driver

As for the crimps 90 degrees, pure fluke
but when I crimp forks or spades with T&Bs I always punch opposite the split in the barrel.

I love the level, small, great magnets, and the no dog feature.
I don't use it very often. Occasionaly on my chicago bender.

and HCEC I'm sure the 2 wire thing is not legal, and what a pain to get (2) 12s in there.
 

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The level is a greenlee, but is made by checkpoint.
There's just miniscule variations between the the two. I hope Greenlee had checkpoint address their level being off when checking them against themselves.
 

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i think the install looks very clean, the last time i tryed that install i put my wires along side te recepticals and terminated at the end of the row. still a pain in the butt.
 

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plug mold is a pain in the butt, and in my opinion doesn't look very good either.
Only nice when it's not going to be seen
Although that installation doesn't look bad at all. What did you use to attach it to the tile? Did you use a standard hammer drill to make the anchor holes Tab?
 

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You're right, it seems I was looking at the picture where he had it laying on the floor, duh.
 

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I had to print out some catalog pages from the Wiremold catalog today for a builder, and I noticed a Wiremold part that would have really helped this install. They make a Wago type connector that has two ports in each end. Pretty trick. Wiremold W30 is the part number.

 

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Those W30 splices work the exact same way as Tab installed the crimps. Three of them will lay nicely side by side in the W/M channel.

Yes, they are the Wago type connector, but they are approved (and sold) by W/M, and they work.
 

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as soon as i seen the pic it jogged my memory, i used some of them like 20 years ago. they did work very well and 3 just fit in the channel.
 

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Humm , I never thought about that type of connector in the wiremold i have few quirks before with other type of buttconnectors but once i did see what MD show on the screen i can understand it clear.

MD, what type of crimpper you used for the wiremold #W30 ?

thanks again


Merci , Marc
 

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a wago is a push in connector, kind of like the old back stab recepticals.
has anyone had any problems with wagos? i have always avoided using them just because of all the problems with the old recepticals. are they reliable?
 
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