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There is a 4 gang box with 4 switches going to 4 different lights. Box has one feed. One of the switches is a 3 way. This leaves me with a 6 wires (feed, 4 lights and a wire coming from other 3 way switch) to connect together. I bundled the 6 whites neutrals together. That didn't seem too bad. I twisted the 6 grounds together along with 4 pigtails. That seems like a lot. So that leaves black. I have done research and have learned of many choice to connect the hots. There is "mid point stripping" where one wire is jumping to all 4 switches, doubling ganging at the lug to jump to next switch, jumping from the push in point on back of switch, huge wire nut to connect all 6 or 3 black hots and 3 black hots jumped by 1 black wire leaving 4 per wire nut. Are any of these ethical or am I looking at this all wrong? I removed the wires to jump them after relocating box. The original switches I removed still have 4 inch jumper with its own wire nut and 1 inch black left where I cut it off still attached to other lug. This adds to my confusion. Should have mark it. Also concerning box where I jumped wires, can I hook all neutral white wires together or leave separate? Thanks.