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Old 09-07-2010, 07:40 PM   #1
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Double Gang Receptacle

How do I wire a double gang receptacle where the wire goes on to power another receptacle.


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Old 09-07-2010, 07:44 PM   #2
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Pig tail the wires


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Old 09-07-2010, 07:47 PM   #3
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Agreed or you can rabbit ear but in your case just pigtail.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:25 AM   #4
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Two ways it can be done depending on the numbers of cable in the box.

First is pigtail which it is most common method.

Second is Jumper mode this is little tricky but only if you have one or two cable only { ground will be pigtail anyway } so one set of cable wires will go to first screw then a short peice { about 8 inches or so } will jump over to other recetale and the other conductors can be tied on the rest if need to.

So that the two ways I have done for many years IMO it little easier to use the pigtail if you have deep box but shallow box it kinda toss up depending on numbers of cable or conductors in the juction box.

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Old 09-08-2010, 10:16 AM   #5
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When you say "double-gang receptacle" do you mean...a 2-gang box with TWO outlets in it, or a duplex receptacle?

Basically, how many of these are in the box:

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