Ontario - Receptacle Wiring


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Old 04-18-15, 06:43 PM
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Ontario - Receptacle Wiring

In Ontario do residential inspectors prefer to see pigtails used in receptacle boxes or ......utilize both screws in receptacle for pass through wiring (one wire in ,one wire out)?
 
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In Nova Scotia, all the electrical contractors use pigtails.
 
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Old 04-19-15, 09:24 AM
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You are only required to pigtail shared neutrals (look up multiwire branch circuit).
Generally it is good practice to pigtail though. If a device ever needs to be removed or conks out, you don't kill power down the line if the wires are pigtailed.
As far as your inspector, what he PREFERS to see and what he NEEDS to see are two different things. If you haven't pigtailed your hots and he prefers to see it that way, ask him for a citation out of the OEC on why exactly he feels you have to tail them. Again though, it is good practice to tail all your wires anyways.
 
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Do pigtail wires increase the box fill capacity ?
 
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I standard box will accommodate your pigtails unless you have several junctions in the same box, then you may need a deep box.
 
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Do pigtail wires increase the box fill capacity ?
Box fill capacity is fixed by the volume of the box. If what you are really asking is "Do pigtails count against the total box fill?" the answer is yes. However, as stated, most standard boxes are of sufficient volume to accept the pigtails under "normal" conditions.
 
 

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