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DIYGST 01-28-2010 01:54 PM

receptacle: 1 romex in 2 out?
 
Are you allowed to poke a second set of NM into a 15A receptable?
So 1 in, 2 out.


some of the clamp down type receptable have 4 holes on each side so I was wondering what they were for.

teamo 01-28-2010 05:04 PM

Are you talking about using the holes on the back of the receptacle to extend the circuit? Not sure if it allowed or not but it is not a good way to do it either way. The best way to do it is to use pigtails.

DIYGST 01-28-2010 05:10 PM

Sure, use wirenuts is the first thing i can think of but I am not sure if I have can manage all that in the single gang space.
I noticed you can poke in up to four wires each on the neutral and hot sides so I want to ask if this can be done.

Snav 01-28-2010 05:26 PM

Well, say, for example, you wanted to wire your switch to operate 2 lights in two seperate rooms - using both outs makes it a bit more convenient - having 2 seperate wires allows you to go in the opposite direction.

I've also come across old lights that have 4 wires instead of 2 - so they might still design them for 4 to accomodate such things.

jbfan 01-28-2010 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DIYGST (Post 390734)
Sure, use wirenuts is the first thing i can think of but I am not sure if I have can manage all that in the single gang space.
I noticed you can poke in up to four wires each on the neutral and hot sides so I want to ask if this can be done.

Yes. Not the best practice(as someone who troubleshoots such installations) but code compliant.


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