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Old 07-09-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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wiring new outdoor outlet off exisint outlet


I want to install an outlet on the outside on my garage off of one that is existing on the interior of my garage.

I bought the proper outside outlet box and just want to know if I just pigtail the wires off of the existing outlet...if that is allowed or not.

Also would I pigtail the wires and then from the pigtail of wires go to each outlet from the pigtail....OR would I wire off of the electrical existing receptical?

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Open up another recep and see how it's done.

I generally do whatever is easiest.

As long as the connections are good and tight it doesn't really matter if you pigatail off the wiring or attach to the recep terminals.

You will have to pigtail the ground wire though.

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Old 07-10-2009, 10:44 AM   #3
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Also if you do not already have a gfci on the circuit for the outlet inside the garage (which you should consider) you will definitely need one for outside. You can spend 20-30 dollars on a breaker for the circuit in your breaker box or 10 dollars on a gfci for the outlet inside and follow the directions to connect the old recepticle on the outside to the new gfci recepticle on the inside. The first time you grab a wet cord outside and plug it in you will appreciate the extra work.
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