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Old 12-06-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Hot & neutral outlet terminals

Replacing some outlets that are not pigyy backing from one to the other. They are utilizing the top and bottom screws in a series. My question is does it make a difference if the hot and neutral wires are on the receptacle (i.e incoming hot wire attached to bottom hot screw and neutral attached to bottom neutral screw). Or is ok if the incoming hot is on the bottom and incoming neutral is on the top? These are receptacles in the middle of the series and not at the end. Thanks


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Old 12-06-2010, 11:16 AM   #2
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Does not matter as long as the receptacle is not switched, and you can only have one wire under each screw.


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