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I have a problem with a switch that I am replacing. I was in the process of replacing a switch that feeds a single light in a bedroom. When I pulled the old switch I found that the previous owners had spliced into the hotleg by simply making a couple tight turns and a few wraps of electrical tape. I discounted it and found out that it feeds three outlets. Now I know that the splice is definitely not up to code. My question is a remedy to this. Can I tie the outlets into the incoming hotleg and leave a pigtail to go to the switch? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.



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Cut the single tail off at the end of the twist.
Strip the cut end and add it the two existing twisted blacks with a wire nut.
Wire as it was before.
 

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Thanks for the reply. That's what I did. Just wasn't sure if there was a better way or if it was a major no-no


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