Installing receptacles- chain vs hub and spoke

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Old 02-02-15, 01:18 PM
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Installing receptacles- chain vs hub and spoke

any preferences on wiring hub and spoke vs chaining when running outlets?
are both accepted methods by NEC?
depending on the rout sometimes hub and spoke makes more sense to avoid unnecessary wire overlap

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Chaining makes sense when the walls are open but once they're closed it can be better one way one time and another the next.
 
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Both methods are accepted but a good reason to daisy chain them is you end up with two cables in the box.... in and out. Two cables in a standard box are comfortable to work with. Three cables start pushing the spare room.
 
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Both are accepted trade practice and are allowed by code as long as the junction box remain accessible. The daisy chain method is more common.
 
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My application would involve a junction box with 4 wires(1feed and 3 supply)
So I understand the potential issue of clutter. I was thinking of a 4 11/16" box or a standard 4" box with an extender. Are extenders acceptable for use as a splice box?
 
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Extension boxes are fine to added needed box volume. Make sure the conductors extend 3" past the opening.
 
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My application would involve a junction box with 4 wires(1feed and 3 supply)
So I understand the potential issue of clutter. I was thinking of a 4 11/16" box or a standard 4" box with an extender.
In that application I'd use a single 2 1/8" deep 1900 box (4" square) with a blank cover. A 2 1/8" deep 4 11/16" square box would also work just fine, no extensions necessary.
 
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