Any code issues using the push in flat wire connectors?
Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be glad to assist you. Code only requires that all material be listed for the purpose. If you could be more specific, so could I.
The product is the Ideal "In-sure" connector.
No code issues with them but I would suggest that like other new items, not enough time in the field to determine if they work over the years. The push back connected devices were introduced in the 60's, everybody used them only to find that wires walked out of them. Nobody uses them currently. Stay with wire nuts for a solid connection.I see that you had another question on running a circuit for several light in different rooms and got a 2 answers from different experts. I was the one that corrected the first answer. I've wired houses for over 40 years and my answer is the correct one. By splitting the light outlets on different circuit, should there be a problem it wouldn't put you totally in the dark. Follow my instructions to have the house wired as it should be.Mike G.41053.8293106134
One other item to ask about, a bedroom/hall circuit can be 14 guage is there are 6-8 outlet correct?
In residential wiring there is no limit to the number of receptacles on a circuit. There is only code on the number of circuits. The receptacle, for the most part will either not be in use or have a very small load on them. Think about your bedroom, what do you have plugged in and inuse at any time. The minimum code for a kitchen is 2 20 Amp circuit, you would be better off installing 4 for the use that they would get. The rest of the house should be as advised 1 15Amp circuit for every 500 sq ft.
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I see that you started a new question and it was picked up by Electric Pro. To answer your question. Bonding is when you attach a ground to the metal of an enclosure or the metal associated with the electrical system. The purpose of bonding is to have an equal potential between things. This way you never act as a conductor between them. Grounding is when you have a path back to the source of power to clear shorts. What the statement on the connectors is saying is that they are for other than current carrying use in the system Your hot and neutrals are current carrying, grounds and bond aren't. So to make it simple - use wire nuts.Mike G.41054.0189752315