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#49091 - 02/26/05 04:55 PM pigtails needed in commercial?  
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my last boss had me pigtail if there were 2 or more wires in a box. now my new boss has me do it if there are 3 or more. does the code require pigtails in commercial with 2 wires(feed in feed out)in a 20A receptacle box?


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#49092 - 02/26/05 05:01 PM Re: pigtails needed in commercial?  
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No, pigtails are not required, The NEC only requires "pigtailing" on the neutral/grounded conductor of a multiwire circuit. The live conductors are never required to be pigtailed.

Pigtailing is a good practice at any rate.

Peter


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#49093 - 02/26/05 05:36 PM Re: pigtails needed in commercial?  
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Pigtailing is a standard installation method for the company I work for. We do it for every box that has 2 or more cables in it. Neutrals, hots, and grounds.
Al


#49094 - 02/26/05 07:56 PM Re: pigtails needed in commercial?  
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Recepticle companies specs allow you to not pigtail, but we pigtail everything.


#49095 - 02/26/05 09:27 PM Re: pigtails needed in commercial?  
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thanks for clearing that up.


#49096 - 02/26/05 10:14 PM Re: pigtails needed in commercial?  
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