Added new circuit, but forgot an outlet


Old 11-29-04, 11:00 AM
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Added new circuit, but forgot an outlet

I added a circuit to my basement, with all outlets
run in series.

Can I branch off one of the outlets in the
middle to add another outlet I forgot I had to install,
or does it have to be added to the end of the series?
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Old 11-29-04, 01:40 PM
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You should be able to branch

off from the outlet in the middle. Just remember that you can't have more than one wire underneath the screws on the outlet, you'll need to pigail the incoming power wires.

Hope this helps!
Old 11-29-04, 03:17 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central New York State
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You can run your extra receptacle from any of the existing receptacles.

You shouldn't use the term series when referring to how you ran your receptacles. You will confuse some people.

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