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Old 08-27-2008, 09:27 PM   #16
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I ALWAYS wire with pigtails! I never wire up middle of the run outlets through the outlet, in fact I even re-wired several outlets just to eliminate the pass through circuit on the outlets. Personally I don't like the idea of power passing through the outlet, a pigtail provides for a much more secure connection.

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I ALWAYS wire with pigtails! I never wire up middle of the run outlets through the outlet, in fact I even re-wired several outlets just to eliminate the pass through circuit on the outlets. Personally I don't like the idea of power passing through the outlet, a pigtail provides for a much more secure connection.
Same for me- Additionally I would rather seat the completed pigtail way in the back of the box and only have a single set of wires coming out to the recepticle to fold back in. I have seen a few problem circuits coming from having the pass-thru connection on the outlets of my former house. Many of these were also backfed, push-in connections.
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I don't have problems with 'pass-thru' connecting on the screws that I hook up (I know I did it ) but I pig-tail most often. Don't like back-fed, push-ins...fixed too many of them...especially in mobile homes.
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Same for me- Additionally I would rather seat the completed pigtail way in the back of the box and only have a single set of wires coming out to the recepticle to fold back in. I have seen a few problem circuits coming from having the pass-thru connection on the outlets of my former house. Many of these were also backfed, push-in connections.
Sounds like that is the problem, not that they are pass thu connections instead of pigtails.


But, let me just say taht my intent wasnt to spark the debate on this subject, just to do a little ribbing.
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Hey no debate from me! I like my work and am pleased with my connections using a pigtail rather than pass-thru. It is a matter of user preference-- just like the old one of twisting or not twisting wire ends before placing a wirenut! I can take out an outlet and replace it without disturbing the connection downstream.

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