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Old 11-29-2022, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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OP - can you give the actual amazon link to this ~$10/5 outlet deal?

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Old 11-29-2022, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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I might be a little concerned about losing ~3/32" of penetration in an older receptacle, but if they still hold the plug I guess it would be fine.

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Old 11-29-2022, 03:53 PM
 
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I might be a little concerned about losing ~3/32 of penetration in an older receptacle, but if they still hold the plug I guess it would be fine.
Oooh man I won’t even go there. Ha ha ha ha


Seriously though , that is my objection , because these things are going over the crappiest quality receptacles made .

At one time when I was a wholesaler the popular Leviton contractor receptacle the 5320 cost me 40 cents…it is made to plug something in and leave it , and even then it loosens up its grip
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:53 PM
 
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Outlet is upside down...
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Old 11-29-2022, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Aaaaaaaah okay I get it …it has the look of a decora built in . It wasnt easy to see from the picture what it was

Like you said , I am not crazy about it either ….plus if I am going to want to change plates , I would want to change out the cheap contractor grade receptacles that are likely installed now…there are so many levels of better grade receptacles to put in .

Anything that sees regular use plugging things in and out I swap out automatically.

Over time the vacuum cleaner plug falls out by itself on the cheap stuff .

Because I was a Leviton distributor for decades I get stuff at cost …I actually pay less for hospital grade receptacles then I do the Leviton better commercial and industrial grade stuff.

My wife doesn’t like the hospital grade receptacles because it takes her two hands to pull the vacuum plug out. Ha ha
Yeah, like you I'm into the actual technical quality of the wiring device, not trying to make something look like something it's not. I do like hospital grade receptacles.
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Old 11-29-2022, 05:31 PM
 
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Make sure the boxes are anchored well when using hospital grade receptacles..you can pull them right out of the well if you aren’t careful trying to unplug something …

Leviton has a commercial grade cr15 , which is made a little better than the contractor grade but not by much . Personally I wouldn’t consider them much of an upgrade .

The industrial grades 5242 , 5252 and 5262 are excellent quality .top honors go to the hospital grade ones
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Old 11-29-2022, 06:32 PM
 
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If that make OP happy - great!

I asked for everything switched to European toggle switches. My wrists and elbows will be grateful. SO replace some outlets with lighted ones - "hello garage lights are on" and cat safe motion activated lights for his favorite klutz aka me.
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Old 11-29-2022, 08:07 PM
 
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I would not want to lose the (granted it's a small amount) depth of the plastic cover. Some plugs are just persnickety. I'd rather change it - it's a simple thing to do.
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Old 11-29-2022, 08:53 PM
 
Location: 89052 & 75206
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OP - can you give the actual amazon link to this ~$10/5 outlet deal?
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00HK3VW...roduct_details

I’ve installed 25 of these and they work beautifully. We have about 100 outlets in our house and we replaced most of them with decora outlets, changing out the outlet and buying a new plate. These are easier, more flush to the plate, look wonderful.
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Old 12-04-2022, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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First thing I do, in every house I buy, is change out the receptacles and switches to Decora. I always seem to miss one, somewhere. Usually, in the kitchen or garage. Hospital grade white only.

Ok, I lied. The first thing I change, are all the seats on the commodes. Forgot about that. LOL!

Gotta have a fresh throne for swmbo, ya know!
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