Electrical Wiring Diagram Question

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Old 07-27-19, 08:47 AM
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Electrical Wiring Diagram Question

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I had a fairly simple question about planning wiring for my basement. I have 1 outlet that I would like to feed 2 others due to how the room is shaped.
Can I wire them in a pigtail to feed those other 2 outlets or do I need to go from outlet to outlet.
Here is a quick snip of what I wanted to do.


Here is the layout in case the photo doesnt go through.
Panel -> Outlet 1 -> Outlet 2 -> Outlet 3
-> Outlet 4
Outlet 2 feeds both Outlet 3 & Outlet 4
 
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Old 07-27-19, 09:25 AM
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You can wire it using pigtails. The only concern is the box size. It needs to be large enough to handle all those wires.
 
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Old 07-27-19, 10:00 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply. Using a dbl gang box thats extra deep. It has inlets for 8 wires I think off the top of my head
 
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Old 07-27-19, 10:27 AM
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It's more than the amount of connectors. A box is rated by internal cubic inches. Each box has a size listed with it. Each wire has a value. If you use a two gang deep box you'll be fine.
 
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I would wire the outlets 1-2-3-4 or 1-2-4-3. The wire length can't be much different.The screws on the outlet make for a better connection than wire nuts in my opinion.
 
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What are your thoughts on the push connects vs wire nuts? Curious since Im using 12 gauge across the outlets and connecting 4+ with wire nuts wouldnt be fun.
 
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Many like and swear by push-in connectors so it's more of a personal thing.

My opinion.... i will not use push in connectors. For recessed fixtures they are barely passable.
For heavy circuits.... no way.

As an electrician we are used to 5, 6, 7 #12's in a gray wirenut.
Also as an electrician.... there would be no tee tapping. It would be one receptacle to another.
 
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Appreciate the insight. I understand the opinion on the push connects by why the opinion on the tee tapping as you refer to it. Just curious as to the reasoning on that.
 
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Old 07-28-19, 06:07 AM
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There is no reason that the wiring cannot be T instead of linear. Whichever way make sense can be used.

The Ideal push in connectors have be very reliable for me with zero callbacks. The clear shell lets you see the wire is fully inserted.
 
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