Wiring double outlet in middle of line?

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Old 04-13-09, 07:21 PM
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Wiring double outlet in middle of line?

I need to do this:

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but with a double gang outlet.

Can anyone tell me how to wire that up?

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Old 04-13-09, 07:54 PM
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From the article you referenced:
but connects all of the devices on the circuit in series--if you remove one receptacle, the current to the rest of the line will be cut.
The article is wrong. Receptacles are never hooked in series. They are daisy chained. For a double gang box you would just use short jumpers between the two duplex receptacles.

The article really didn't give much info and you even less. Tell us exactly what you are doing and we can help. If you are really adding a receptacle between two existing receptacles in an old work situation you will need to run more wire.
 
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Old 04-13-09, 07:58 PM
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By double-gang outlet, I'm going to assume you mean a double-gang junction box with two duplex receptacles in it.

The way to wire it is exactly the same as two middle-of-the-run receptacles, except that the "cable" between the two receptacles is very short and you have stripped the six inch wires out of their sheathing, and they don't leave the box.

Perhaps you should ask some more detailed questions, as I'm not quite sure what you are unsure of.
 
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