Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 8
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ToolChick This solved my problem easily and kinda quickly
Once i figured out that this was indeed to add a line, the box and description were unclear, it was definitely the way to go for a line with no slack. That did make it difficult to get in, but the line isn't cut at all...I just needed to use all my little girlie strength to man handle it.
I had to read through the instructions for an hour to figure out just exactly what they were trying to get me to do, and fiddle with the bits...until it all clicked in my head.
The next one should be a lot easier.
Otherwise I would have had to install two boxes nearly side by side to get the slack and all the tails proper to add a line where I needed.
July 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Bad Product
Used this splice a short 12 awg wire and it worked beautifully for about 3 months...long enough for me to close the wall, paint and finish area. Then all of a sudden the splice failed. I had to open a much larger area to find the splice and replaced it with a box and wire ties. DO NOT BUY!
September 13, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mosssparky Not for #12
They are only ok at best for #14. A flying splice on #12 is better. On old Romex they won't last. You'll be cutting the wall back open. Don't do it
January 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ahab Great Product for Tight Wires
This is the best way I can find that that can legally tap into a dry 15 amp circuit where there is almost no wire slack and without one or more junction boxes and their exposed covers. There are two sets of instruction inclosed, one for a plain splice, the other for a tap: be sure to use the right one. Follow the instructions exactly or your junction will be illegal. The instructions seem clear enough for me ( a DIY guy) but I have some wiring experience and have passed code inspections. The one star review must be an old school inspector; these are code compliant when used as specified. I encountered these by accident but would not hesitate to use them again, though no more than one per breaker, and maybe no more than two per panel even if permitted by code.
March 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TonyD Don't Buy this
Cumbersome to assemble - poorly designed - waste of time and money.
Tyco should do better - this is a bad product.
December 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Calcutrex Innovative product
Excellent option for splicing a poorly located run when one is limited by wire length. This connector requires almost no additional cable length to install when moving a wire out of the way in a remodel project.
The metal cable holders seem a little funky to use, but I used them as directed because they are part of what is required to maintain the NEMA rating. The connection stayed reliable as it checked it at install, and one year later. No difference in ohm drop than same length of 12 AWG connected with std wire nut.
August 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hotfuzz911 Good Product!
Directions weren't the best, but I was able to figure it out. Works as described - very handy item! I'll use these again for future tap/splice applications. * You'll understand this when you go to use one, but I didn't use the metal ends (weaving the nm wire through). Instead, using common nails, I just used the existing holes on the device to attach it to my floor joist and I attached the wire to the joist using regular "U" wire staples.
April 23, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by madepal avoid this type of connection
After installing this connector in the circuit I found it to be unreliable as a splicing method. Stick with the tried and true Jbox and wire connectors for any splices. Yes, it will be a pain but it will be the most effective and long lasting.
November 29, 2011