GFCI connection


Old 11-30-15, 09:05 AM
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GFCI connection

I want to extend a 15A basement circuit to add an overhead light. I intend to tap off an existing GFCI receptacle. The GFCI line connections are the clamp type with clamps that appear to be designed to accept two wires (two holes and two wire recesses) on both the hot and neutral. I know I can pigtail the connections in the box, but is it acceptable to tap off the line connection having two wires under each clamp.
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Old 11-30-15, 09:20 AM
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Yes.... those type connection screws are designed for two wires to be connected to each screw.
Old 11-30-15, 11:03 AM
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Thanks Pete. Made the job a bit easier doing it that way. A million years ago I had a part time job pulling wire for an electrician and one of the things that stuck in my mind was "one screw - one wire".

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