Originally Posted by Redwing
I'm adding additional lighting to my family room. It will require the addition of 3 more switches making a total of 4. I plan to use a 4 switch box which will also have a feed line out for recepticales. The question I have is, am I better off tying 6 wires together or splitting them into smaller groups?
You can easily fit 6 #14s under a red wirenut. You may even squeeze 6 #12s in there, but that's pushing it. The problem with splitting them up is that it is one more joint in the circuit. Each joint is a potential weak spot, and one more wirenut in the box. You can also get the big blue wirenuts for this purpose.
When you have alot of wires to twist strip them long, twist, trim, then cap. Like so: