Jumper wire between switches appropriate?


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Old 10-21-14, 11:44 AM
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Jumper wire between switches appropriate?

My son just bought a house in Orlando, Florida built in 1987. I have been going through documenting and mapping all the circuits while correcting anything peculiar.

I have noticed something that bothers me. Where two or more light switches are ganged together, the black wire comes in attached to one switch and then a jumper wire is also attached (two wires under the screw) leading to the switch directly next to it to provide power to that one.

Evidence suggests it has been this way from day one, but does the code allow this? I would have thought two pigtails would had been the method used. Thank you!
 
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Old 10-21-14, 12:32 PM
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You're correct. It should have been pigtailed (or -older method- a continuous wire used). The screw is not rated for two wires.
 
 

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