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Anytime I install hi-hats with factory wired WAGO's.. I always pull on the WAGO and the fixture wire...

Today.. the fixture wire pulled right out like it was never secured in the first place.. :mad::mad:

I still like the product.. but you really need to check the factory wiring before closing up the fixture... :thumbsup:
 

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When I was a 17 year old aprentice assembling fixtures for installation I was always taught to tug on any of the push in connections like the ballast leads at the lamp holders etc.

When the wagos started showing up of course I would check those too.

It was good advice from the boss then as it is now.
 

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I have seen many halo cans where the wire was loose in the wago. We always pull on them and then reattach if they come out. We have not had a problem----YET :)
 
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I have seen many halo cans where the wire was loose in the wago. We always pull on them and then reattach if they come out. We have not had a problem----YET :)
I never re-attach.. once it fails.. the WAGO gets trashed.. then a old school wire nut gets used..
 

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I have seen many halo cans where the wire was loose in the wago. We always pull on them and then reattach if they come out. We have not had a problem----YET :)
When they first came out I'd cut them off and use wirenuts.......then I got lazy!!! Good idea to check the factory connections as it is on any electrical equipment that comes preassembled. Also good to go back and check your own connections! I've saved myself some headaches by doing this.
 
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I never re-attach.. once it fails.. the WAGO gets trashed.. then a old school wire nut gets used..

I meant re attach when I find them loose on the initial install
 

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It did not fail, it was just never pushed in all the way.
I tried pushing the factory wire back in ONCE.. it is too thin to get it pushed in past the retaining spring.. IMO..

I can't see a bunch of Mexicans installing them at the factory.. robots make more sense...
 

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It did not fail, it was just never pushed in all the way.
A very simple concept. I think the moral of the story here is - always check the factory connections before you walk away.
 

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When I was a 17 year old aprentice assembling fixtures for installation I was always taught to tug on any of the push in connections like the ballast leads at the lamp holders etc.

When the wagos started showing up of course I would check those too.

It was good advice from the boss then as it is now.
soooo at 17 were you a master tugger..................................I was:whistling2:
 

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When they first came out I'd cut them off and use wirenuts.......then I got lazy!!! Good idea to check the factory connections as it is on any electrical equipment that comes preassembled. Also good to go back and check your own connections! I've saved myself some headaches by doing this.
Lately, we've noticed more loose factory connections, WAGOs and twist connectors.
So, we have to check everything now:censored:
 
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I still only trust them on ballast leads and nothing else.
I used to feel that way. However, my laziness factor is always evolving and I will use them for pretty much anything now. I am all about the easiest way to get things done, and those connectors are easy.

It's like the pipe vs MC debate. I used to be a pipe guy all the way. Now, I'd wire everything with zip cord if it were legal.:laughing:

Work smarter. not harder.:jester:
 

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You'd be wrong because that process would be nearly impossible to automate.
I don't know about that.. I watch "How It's Made" all the time and they have robots doing all kinds of crazy stuff humans used to do..
 

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I used to feel that way. However, my laziness factor is always evolving and I will use them for pretty much anything now. I am all about the easiest way to get things done, and those connectors are easy.

It's like the pipe vs MC debate. I used to be a pipe guy all the way. Now, I'd wire everything with zip cord if it were legal.:laughing:

Work smarter. not harder.:jester:
My thoughts exactly. I like your style. :thumbup1:
 
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