Pigtailing question...


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Old 01-15-14, 01:29 PM
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Pigtailing question...

I was replacing an outlet. #12's. The box was kind of small and I couldn't to my ability pigtail both the incoming and outgoing neutral and hot.

I realized this after pigtailing the neutral. I took a gamble and didn't want to undo that splice and redo the connection, the wires were kind of short.

For the hot's I put them on the screw terminals.

Is there any harm in having the neutrals pigtailed but not the hots?
 
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Old 01-15-14, 01:59 PM
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Not if all connections are tight.
 
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[QUOTECasualJoe ]


Not if all connections are tight. ][/QUOTE]

For a different reason than usual?
 

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For a different reason than usual?
You always want tight connections.
 
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If removing the receptacle leaves the incoming and continuing neutrals unhooked, then the corresponding hots must also end up unhooked. It must not be easy to leave the hot path intact while the neutral path is broken.

So connecting the two neutrals directly to each other with a pigtail to the receptacle while hooking the hots directly to the receptacle is okay while vice versa is not okay,
 
 

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