Running romex two directions

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Old 01-07-14, 03:09 PM
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Running romex two directions

First outlet is under electrical box in basement. Running 12-2 wire I would like outlets to the right and to the left of the initial outlet in the circuit. What would my wiring look like at the first circuit?
 
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To keep from crowding the first receptacle, I usually pigtail inside the panel. One cable to the below receptacle and left, while the other goes directly right. They will be pigtailed to the same breaker.
 
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Old 01-07-14, 03:27 PM
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Running 12-2 wire I would like outlets to the right and to the left of the initial outlet in the circuit.
12-2 refers to cable. Will you be running this through the wall?

What would my wiring look like at the first circuit?
If you're planning to wire from the breaker to the center receptacle and from there to both of the others, you should splice all three black wires together and add a pigtail to go to the hot side of that receptacle. Do the same for the white wires. Add a second pigtail to the ground wire splice and use that to bond the box to ground, if the box is metal.

You may need a deep box at the first location.
 
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Old 01-08-14, 06:42 AM
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You may need a deep box ...
Quick U.S. box fill calculation (for box size):
Three xx-2 cables, one point per current carrying conductor: 6 points.
All ground wires (equipment grounding conductors: 1 point
All clamps or fingers inside the box to hold the cables: 1 point
Each device (single or duplex receptacle or switch, etc.): 2 points.
Pigtails: 0 points.
Wire nuts: 0 points.
Total: 10 points
For 12 gauge wires use 2-1/4 cubic inches per point, or 22-1/2 c.i. or larger box needed.
 
 

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