Back Wiring - Two Wires Under One Screw?

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Old 07-15-13, 10:16 AM
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Back Wiring - Two Wires Under One Screw?

Is it acceptable to put two wires under one receptacle screw when back wiring? The outlet in question has a screw that tightens down a metal plate - there is space on either side of the screw for two wires. Is it up to code to use both spaces or do you have to just use one or the other?

Link to the outlet: http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibcGe...minisite=10251
 
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Old 07-15-13, 10:32 AM
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If there is space for it...it's acceptable.
 
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Old 07-15-13, 02:59 PM
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You have the ability to put 4 hots and 4 neutrals per receptacle if the circuit will allow it. Two holes per screwed back plate, two screws, 4 holes, Right? It is good.

I may stand corrected on this, as Leviton, I don't believe uses holes in the back, but a double pressure plate to hold the conductors. Still good.
 
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Old 07-15-13, 03:40 PM
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You have the ability to put 4 hots and 4 neutrals per receptacle if the circuit will allow it. Two holes per screwed back plate, two screws, 4 holes, Right?
Yes, this is acceptable, but I wouldn't recommend it. That many wires attached to any device will make the device extremely difficult to install in a typical single wall box.
 
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Old 07-15-13, 04:11 PM
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That is a back-wired device, not back-stabbed.
 
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Old 07-15-13, 04:42 PM
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Who said back stabbed anywhere PC? You know we all would have said "replace it!" if that were the case.
 
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Old 07-15-13, 05:52 PM
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I was just adding this to avoid anyone confusing the two.
 
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