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Old 09-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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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

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Nick,call an Electrician.

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Pigtail the wires, or put 3 under the receptacle.
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You could leave current receptacle as is and back stab the 3 rd white and black.of course twist all grounds together.
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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.
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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?
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If this is a 120 volt 15 or 20 amp receptacle the OP needs to install GFI protection.
His receptacle is already GFI protected.
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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.
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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?

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