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Based on your description, everything sounds correct.
Other than the push-in holes sometimes being problematic, you should be good to go.
You may never have trouble with them. Sometimes they work fine for years.
Other times, they end up being poor connections over time, causing partial power interruptions.
If that does happen to you, you can pigtail the wires. To pigtail, just bring the ends of all like colors together into a wire nut, with a short wire of the same color also in the wire nut. The other end of the short wire goes to the appropriate screw on the outlet, eliminating the need for the push-in holes.
Ok, understand if outlet goes bad like u mentioned put all like colors together. Then this short wire.. is the one that sticks through end of cap and connect that to screw.
or wind around inside cap then out the bottom and connect to screw.
The short wire wouldn't go through the small end of the cap, as that's a solid surface. There are wire nuts available for use that way, but they have to be purchased with the short tail already on them. You would bring the end of the short wire out of the open end of the wire nut, like all of the other wires.
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no thats it thanks