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nickhub 09-29-2012 02:46 PM

Electrical outlet
 
I have an outdoor non GFCI (protected before this outlet in the circuit) outlet. It has 2 black/2white and ground wires, I want to add an outlet farther doown the house from this outlet so there will be 3 blacks/3whites and ground. What is the best way to hook these wores up/ Thanks

bobelectric 09-29-2012 03:09 PM

Nick,call an Electrician.

AltaSparky 09-29-2012 04:42 PM

Pigtail the wires, or put 3 under the receptacle.

sublime2 09-29-2012 05:23 PM

You could leave current receptacle as is and back stab the 3 rd white and black.of course twist all grounds together.

Jim Port 09-29-2012 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AltaSparky (Post 1020075)
Pigtail the wires, or put 3 under the receptacle.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sublime2 (Post 1020099)
You could leave current receptacle as is and back stab the 3 rd white and black.of course twist all grounds together.


If this is a 120 volt 15 or 20 amp receptacle the OP needs to install GFI protection.

sublime2 09-29-2012 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Port

If this is a 120 volt 15 or 20 amp receptacle the OP needs to install GFI protection.

OP states he has GFCI in the circuit prior to this outlet.
Does that not provide the protection or is it because it is outside it needs to be a GFCI regardless?

AltaSparky 09-29-2012 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 1020133)
If this is a 120 volt 15 or 20 amp receptacle the OP needs to install GFI protection.

His receptacle is already GFI protected.

Jim Port 09-29-2012 09:19 PM

Sorry for the confusion. I read it as non-GFI protected, not non-GFI (protected upstream).

As long as it is wired from the LOAD terminals of the GFI it would be fine.

nickhub 09-30-2012 11:44 AM

It is my understanding that only one wire per each screw on the outlet is allowed. I have seen on another site where the wiring was to pigtail all 3 wires and then only attach the one pigtail to the outlet. Grounding i understand. Is it OK to pigtail from outlet to 2 of the wires (ie 2 black, 2 white) and put the other (1 black, 1 white) directly on the other screws on the outlet?

Thanks for your help


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