Mid-run receptacle question


Old 02-08-09, 09:21 AM
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Mid-run receptacle question

I have run 12/2 for all my outlets. Should pig-tailing my mid-runs be the way to go. Seems this would be easier than the 4 connections for getting 12/2 into the standered box neatly, "I do add 2 wire nuts". Also, wouldn't this keep a good circuit if I lost a mid-run recept? Looking for opinions/ code problems since this involves 21 receptacles. Thanks
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Old 02-08-09, 09:26 AM
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Either way is fine, whatever works for you.
Just don't use the backstab connections, although I think it won't accept a #12. (Never done it but I've "heard" it won't)Beer 4U2
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Using the four screws would be easier and faster than using wire nuts. Pigtailing has its devotees, but I personally wouldn't bother.
Old 02-08-09, 09:59 AM
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I would pigtail. That way you do not depend on the .50 cent device for your connections. If one goes bad or you have a bad connection it will be easier to find and you will not risk damage to equipment down the line.

Not that I use them, but no, the back stabs are not sized for #12

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