Re: Cost for basic duplex outlets in bulk?
In the grand scheme of things, the extra $100-200 for better quality receptacles in a $10,000 wiring job is negligible -- only 1-2%. In my opinion, they are worth every extra penny. I'm planning to replace all the 18-year-old el-cheapo backstab receptacles in my own house soon.
Also light switches -- the bottom-of-the-barrel ones aren't particularly reliable, either.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.