Hello, Im adding 2 outlets (both in the same stud bay) off existing outlets in my garage, one closer to the floor and one parallel to the existing outlets.
Here is a diagram to show my situation and where the new outlets are going in. (red is new outlet or wire, everything is hot)
outlets 2 and 3 are the outlets I am adding. my question revolves around the wiring.
Ive already snaked new wire from 1 down to 2 and from 2 up to 3, so that was the easy part. the question is how to handle the outgoing wire to the rest of the outlet series
so I see 2 options here
option 1 would require moving the outgoing wire from 1 to 3, and is difficult in this situation, but it seems 'right' to my eyes.
I wanted to know if option 2 is acceptable, which would be to keep the existing output wire to the rest of the series from 1 (instead of moving it to 3), and adding another output wire down to outlet 2 .
thus having 2 output wires from the same outlet.
I havent seen this before, so I wasnt sure if it was a good idea
thanks in advance!