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Posted by BobF on January 18th, 2000 10:06 AM
In reply to Pigtailing or splicing wiring in the home by LJ in TX on January 17th, 2000 06:53 PM [Go to top of thread]

A pigtail is a short (6-7 inch long) wire that is fastened to a switch or outlet. The other end is connected to the incoming wire(s). Used when you have to connect an outlet/switch wire to 2 or more other wires.

Not only is it safe, but it is common and preferred for the first (non-GFCI) and middle outlets. Major problem - no. The major problem is putting 2 wires under one screw.


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