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plastic push-in wire connectors, OK or not?

empjr
February 4, 2007

I have learned by reading this forum that backstab type receptacle connections are frowned on by almost all posters. But I haven't seen anything about the push-in plastic body wire connectors that seem to work almost exactly the same way as the backstab connections except they don't have the wire release hole like the receps do. I recently discovered that the licensed electrician who I hired last fall to add a couple of branch circuits in my basement used that type connectors instead of wire nuts in all the receps he installed that required pigtailed wires. His wiring has worked perfectly for 6 months or more, including a lot of time running a 1500w space heater and a clothes iron. (not both at the same time) Should I leave the connectors in place or replace with wire nuts?

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