Wiring Help Please #2


Old 10-05-19, 07:22 PM
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Wiring Help Please #2

I also need power for a switch that controls 2 little lights in a storage room. Currently these lights are already part of another circuit and are the last 2 items on that circuit.

I want to get power also from the receptacle that I spoke of in Question 1. This is the receptacle I'm already using for the extra outlet. I would use the other "quick connect" holes for this new wire and add the ground wired to the other pigtailed ground wires of the 3 wires entering the receptacle.
So the new setup would consist of this:
  • 2 lines (2 white + 2 black wires) connected through the "side terminals" hole
  • 1 (new) line for the new receptacle (1 white + 1 black wire) connected via one of the "quick connect" holes
  • 1 (new) line for the switch for 2 lights (1 white + 1 black wire) connected via one of the "quick connect" holes
  • 1 line (all four lines' ground wires pigtailed with a fifth piece of copper wire to be connected to the one ground terminal on the outlet
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Old 10-05-19, 07:41 PM
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You'd have to have a large volume box, that's for sure.
Old 10-05-19, 07:45 PM
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Assuming the box is large enough for all the wires same answer as the other question.

Yes it is OK but it is not recommended. Those pushin connections are a very common source of bad connections.
A better solution would be to connect all the blacks with a short 6 inch black pigtail in a wire nut. Then connect the pigtail to the receptacle. Same plan for the whites.

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