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Old 03-23-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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Sorry if this sounds lame but I've never used the "Greenie" wire connectors to splice my grounding conductors. If I have 2 NM cables in a metal box and a receptacle how do you splice so there is a pigtail for the receptacle.
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Cut one ground wire shorter, twist and put the long wire through the hole in the wire nut.
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Cut one ground wire shorter, twist and put the long wire through the hole in the wire nut.
Attach to device.
I assume pre-twisting is out?
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No you still pre twist. It is easier with two but you can do it with mutiple. It may take you a few times to get it right.
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Pigtails should come out the large end of a greenie, except if you need two pigtails and none of the incoming ground wires are long enough to double as pigtails, you can cut one double length (10-12 inches), stick it halfway through the greenie, screw it onto the other ground wires, and then use the two ends as pigtails.

Twisting the ground wires can still be done.
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