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RyanD 05-12-2009 07:05 AM

Extra wire to do pigtails for outlet...splice romex?
 
To install the GFI outlet I have to pigtail the white together and connect them to the terminal and same with the black but where do I get the extra little wire to go from the pigtail to the terminal? Do I just splice open a romex cable or do they sell individual red/black, white 12awg wire for this?

Burbman 05-12-2009 07:44 AM

Cut a piece of romex about 6" (or however) long, strip off the sheathing and voila, you have white, black and ground pigtails.

joed 05-12-2009 09:57 AM

You can usually put two wires under a screw on a GFCI. They have back wire terminals and allow a wire on each side of the screw.

J. V. 05-12-2009 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joed (Post 272774)
You can usually put two wires under a screw on a GFCI. They have back wire terminals and allow a wire on each side of the screw.

Correct. If there are only two wires each, no pigtailing is required.


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