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Old 04-29-2011, 02:30 PM
johnpost johnpost is offline
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they are at best not durable. they can lead to unsafe conditions as well.

if people use backstabs they are doing a job quickly. if they are doing a job quickly they also might nick a wire while stripping it. this combination could cause it to fail at some point.

when you fasten a wire under a screw you get a good look at the quality of you connection.

i've had people have a problem and when i dismount the receptacle and pull it out a backstabbed wire falls/slides out the back, a real hazard. this has happened many times.

even though they might be approved i agree with your electrician. there are many electricians that feel this way regarding quality and safety of the work.

Last edited by johnpost; 04-29-2011 at 02:31 PM. Reason: kant spel