instead of pigtail come off of receptacle

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Old 06-19-13, 10:17 PM
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instead of pigtail come off of receptacle

I came across this diagram on the internet and i was wondering if instead of pigtailing the hots and neutrals if i could just connect both neutrals to the receptacle and connect the feed to 1 brass terminal on the receptacle and then run a wire from the other brass terminal to the switch.

Would this be considered acceptable or would pigtailing the wires like this diagram be what should be done.

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Old 06-20-13, 12:08 AM
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Yes.....you could do it the way you are asking about.

The reason we as electricians use the pigtail method is to eliminate wiring confusion and ultimately since the connection is not relying on two screw terminals for continuity.....it's more reliable,
 
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Thanks. Do you pre twist the wires or let wire but twist them?
 
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Old 06-21-13, 02:20 AM
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I pretwist all my wires before putting on the wire nut unless it's just a temporary connection.
 
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