Wiring new outlets

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Old 01-27-18, 12:02 PM
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Wiring new outlets

]I have changed plenty of outlets, but every time I did, I only had 3 or less wires. This is a brand new installation, and I have six! Two white, two black, and two ground. I think I'm doing this right, but need some validation. Please look at the picture and let me know if I am okay. I've basically connected each set of colors, and added a third extension to it, to use in the outlet.

 
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Old 01-27-18, 12:08 PM
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Looks good to me but I never use a wire nut on grounds. Just twist them together. hink code calls for a copper sleeve.
 
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Old 01-27-18, 02:21 PM
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Wire splices must be mechanical connection such as a crimp, wirenut or lug. Just twisting them together is a code violation.

@ Madamzuzu - What you did is A - OK.
 
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Wirenut is okay on ground. You're good to go. Actually you could leave one ground long and use a Green wirenut with the hole in the end so the long gound passes through the wirenut and you don't have the third piece to twist on.
 
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pugsl just curious what the code article is that requires a copper sleeve for the grounds.
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Old 01-27-18, 05:13 PM
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The NEC does not require crimps on grounds. It just calls for a mechanical means.
 
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Old 01-27-18, 05:55 PM
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Fumbled fingers on typing should of said I think. Was wrong.
 
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