What Type of Wire Does One Use for Pigtailing?


Old 06-04-01, 09:27 AM
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I am not to this point yet in my basement wiring project but I am trying to read, study, and plan ahead. All of the wiring books I have studied have described pigtailing but NONE have explained what type of wire should be used for said pigtails.

When you electricians pigtail, do you just split some small sections of NM cables into their separate wires and use them or do you buy the single wires themselves? If I do need to buy the single wires themselves, what specific type of wire should I get?

I am running 12/2 NM on 6 circuits and 14/2 NM on 2 others.
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Old 06-04-01, 01:35 PM
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Hi, BigRobertInKC,

Use wire from the romex to make your pigtails.

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