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  • Why all the slots?

    For the Sparky's, why all the slotted screw connections? Why not more Phillips heads?

    Just makes me wonder when I have to work with one and I'm not that good with a standard screwdriver.

    Thanks.

    J.C.

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    Re: Why all the slots?

    no reason
    just the original standard [if it ain't broke...]
    Licensed Philadelphia electrician
    Philadelphia emergency lighting certification

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    • #3
      Re: Why all the slots?

      Thanks RW. Finally a response.

      Don't believe in "if it ain't broke, don't change it" alot of the time. Always should try to improve.

      But maybe I just suck using a Klein slotted also.

      J.C.

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      • #4
        Re: Why all the slots?

        Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
        Thanks RW. Finally a response.

        Don't believe in "if it ain't broke, don't change it" alot of the time. Always should try to improve.

        But maybe I just suck using a Klein slotted also.

        J.C.
        There is probably some fixing. The new outlets also take phillips too, and the Murray panel I got seems to use slotted + some sort of square drive. I think changing the trim screws might look odd though.

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        • #5
          Re: Why all the slots?

          Most panels are slotted or #2 square drive, devices are normally slotted, phillips or #1 square drive.

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          • #6
            Re: Why all the slots?

            " I'm not that good with a standard screwdriver."

            It's to keep plumbers from messing with electrical equipment cause they know plumbers aren't good with slotted stuff.
            "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

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            • #7
              Re: Why all the slots?

              Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
              " I'm not that good with a standard screwdriver."

              It's to keep plumbers from messing with electrical equipment cause they know plumbers aren't good with slotted stuff.
              I knew someone would get that in. Now what to do about all my electrician buddies I see at the plumbing only supply house.

              J.C.

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