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Tonglebeak 10-06-2013 09:53 PM

box hell - is this correct?
 
http://imageshack.us/a/img845/3389/wwcv.jpg

Aye. I'll explain. Top right is 12/2 power in. Middle top is 12/2 to porch light. Top left is 12/3 for a 3 way switch going to the dining room light. Bottom right is 12/2 going to an exterior outlet. This isn't being fed off the dining room SABC btw, just for clarification. 32cu in box.

This blew my mind so I tried to work through it, and I can see it's going to be a royal PITA to shove into the box. Before I shove it all in, I just want to make sure this is correct. I'm not at all sure if this is correct.

dmxtothemax 10-06-2013 11:15 PM

What is not correct ???
Elaborate please !

Did it work ?

circuitman 10-06-2013 11:25 PM

looks a little tight , why 12 & not14 gauge? btw i've seen far worse.:(

Tonglebeak 10-06-2013 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by circuitman (Post 1250442)
looks a little tight , why 12 & not14 gauge? btw i've seen far worse.:(

20amp circuit

Jim Port 10-07-2013 04:17 AM

You can use the green grounding wire nuts and leave one long tail to ground the switches.

wirenut1110 10-07-2013 04:45 AM

I would undo it, make up your neutrals and push them out of the way.

Make up your grounds and leave a pig tail(s) push them in out of the way, while staggering the wire nuts.


Make up your hot with pigtails and push out of the way, leaving only the wires going to your switches hanging out.

After connecting your switches, pre-bend the wires so they will fall in place.

Make sure your wires are not too long.

If your going to be doing a lot of this, you may want to purchase some of these for your grounds to eliminate those big red nuts.http://community.homedepot.com/t5/im...v=mpbl-1&px=-1

wirenut1110 10-07-2013 04:51 AM

Also, it looks like your grounding and feed pigtails are too short.

You may want to make them longer to allow more flexibility.

busman 10-07-2013 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wirenut1110 (Post 1250466)
I would undo it, make up your neutrals and push them out of the way.

Make up your grounds and leave a pig tail(s) push them in out of the way, while staggering the wire nuts.


Make up your hot with pigtails and push out of the way, leaving only the wires going to your switches hanging out.

After connecting your switches, pre-bend the wires so they will fall in place.

Make sure your wires are not too long.

If your going to be doing a lot of this, you may want to purchase some of these for your grounds to eliminate those big red nuts.http://community.homedepot.com/t5/im...v=mpbl-1&px=-1

It you use those, you will need to buy the right crimp tool. I'm tired of seeing those just mashed with side cutters.

Mark


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