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Old 10-21-2012, 11:58 AM   #16
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would this be allowed by nec code?


You did not create a safety hazard with the tape.
You can remove it or leave it.

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:45 AM   #17
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ive been having thoughts of adding a switch to control a shoplight overhead instead of always having to flip a switch on a surge protector so i took the mockup i made earlier and added a switch to it for more instruction, did i do it right? i left the cable to the right in the pic because i didnt want to mess with that part, i figure the outlet after a switch would be the end of the circuit, i cut the wires under the red nut to a half inch and lined them up even, then twisted them until the white part twisted, used a holed green nut for the ground and put the wires on in the direction of the screws tightening, what i did in the switch wiring here i learned from youtube but i wanted professionals to see if i did this right.
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i wasnt sure if i should push/fold the wires into the box or pull the excess out back through the entry holes, but i thought if i ever have to change it it might be best to tuck them back in, was that right?
Approximately 1/4 inch of cable jacket should protrude into the box past the clamp or finger. For a wire fastened outside the box and entering through an oversized hole at an angle, have at least 1/4 inch of cable jacket entering the box all the way (past the farthest lip of the hole).
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To be to code the neutrals shall be pigtailed....MWBC...or if this is a switch recept.(fixed it)

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To be to code the neutrals shall be pigtailed....loadside no... (whites) tied if not you could float a nuetral...if you lose a load side (black) nothing happens Cept you
Power....lose a neutral..things smoke
Neutrals are only required to be pigtailed on a MWBC.
I agree it is a better thing to pigtail, just not a requirement.
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Neutrals are only required to be pigtailed on a MWBC.
I agree it is a better thing to pigtail, just not a requirement.
agree aswell....thought he was spliting the recept for a switched recpt....FWIW I always pig my nuetrals...
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To be to code the neutrals shall be pigtailed....loadside no... (whites) tied if not you could float a nuetral...if you lose a load side (black) nothing happens Cept you
Power....lose a neutral..things smoke
Is this English?
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Is this English?
was from kindle this a.m. very hard to type on that thing...
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agree aswell....thought he was spliting the recept for a switched recpt....FWIW I always pig my nuetrals...
i probably should have taken the last cable off the mockup before posting it basically all im trying to do is see if that is the right way to go from the last line in a circuit(the cable on the left) to a switch and then out to an recepticle, i wanna see if i can understand how to do it.

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