6 outlets to wire nut

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Old 08-27-20, 06:52 PM
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6 outlets to wire nut

I have a triple gang box with the following:
1 source
1 single pole switch to 1 outside light
1 single pole dimmer to lights
1 three way to lights in another box
3 circuit continuations to other boxes

So, I need to wire nut 7 black wires together.
Is there a better way? I have seen some electricians take a long black wire and instead of pig tailing, they strip in the middle of the length and then go to the next switch and strip a bit then to the final switch all with the same length of wire.
Could I also nut 4 together and then pigtail to another nut with 3 just for the switches? Like a double pigtail...sort of.
 
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Old 08-27-20, 07:24 PM
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I have seen some electricians take a long black wire and instead of pig tailing, they strip in the middle of the length and then go to the next switch and strip a bit then to the final switch all with the same length of wire.
This is what I would do..
However,
3 circuit continuations to other boxes
This probably will over fill the box. It would be best to daisy chain the circuit instead of bring all into a single box.

Could I also nut 4 together and then pigtail to another nut with 3 just for the switches?
Yes you could do that. But that will probably take up more space than putting 6 wires under a large wire nut.
 
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Old 08-27-20, 08:02 PM
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I have seen some electricians take a long black wire and instead of pig tailing, they strip in the middle of the length and then go to the next switch and strip a bit then to the final switch all with the same length of wire.
This is how I do it. It can be a bit of a challenge to get it right. I use about 4" of wire loop between devices.

You could also use 2 - 4 port push-in connectors. They will take a lot less room than a big wirenut.
 
 

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