Parallel connection in junction box?


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Old 08-08-19, 05:33 PM
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Parallel connection in junction box?

Hi,
I'm wiring two outdoor gfci outlets for Christmas lights. They can't be connected in series and each enters the house at different locations. Is it allowed to connect both outlets to a single parallel circuit inside a junction box as in the diagram attached?

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Both receptacles will be on one circuit..... correct ?
You're using the color red to show the white/neutral wires.... correct ?

Yes..... you can connect two receptacles to the same circuit.
Each receptacle will be it's on GFI type receptacle.
 
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Hi Pete,
Thanks for the reply and welcome. Here are some answers:

Yes they will be on one circuit.
Yes the red represents the white wire in a 14/2 cable.
Each receptacle is its on GFCI (i.e. not at the breaker).

I'm just not sure about the wiring in the junction box. I'm in Ontario Canada.
 
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What you are doing will not be a problem.
 
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Old 08-08-19, 07:07 PM
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The connections are black to black, white to white and ground to ground.
If you use a metal splice box then it gets connected to the ground also.
 
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There is a single ground screw in the box. Should I use a pigtail from the ground screw to the other connections?
 
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Old 08-08-19, 08:27 PM
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The ground screw in Canadian box is permitted to have two wires under it. Do not wrap the wire. Stick one wire under from each side and tighten. If you look closely at the box you will see a shoulder beside the ground screw to hold the wire in.
 
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Thanks for your help. I posted a picture of the result.
 
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