power source or feed in the middle of the circuit?


Old 06-11-11, 06:04 PM
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power source or feed in the middle of the circuit?

Hello. It seems all of the circuit diagrams that I've seen online has the power source/feed coming from the circuit breaker enter immediately at the start of the circuit of outlets, switches or combination. Is it possible and permissible to have the power source in the middle of a circuit? My application(basement in NJ home) specifically has the circuit breaker in the middle of a series of outlets so I wanted to avoid having to run a cable to either end of these series.

If it is ok, do I just pigtail the blacks together, whites together and ground in one of the outlets? Please provide a diagram so I can understand easier. Thanks in advance for your response(s).
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Old 06-11-11, 06:14 PM
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Yes you can bring the feed into the middle and branch off to the left and right. Pigtailing is the correct way to do this.

You do need to make sure your box is large enough for 9 conductors.

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