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pigtails needed in commercial? #49091
02/26/05 03:55 PM
02/26/05 03:55 PM
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Clydesdale  Offline OP
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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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Re: pigtails needed in commercial? #49092
02/26/05 04:01 PM
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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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Re: pigtails needed in commercial? #49093
02/26/05 04:36 PM
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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

Re: pigtails needed in commercial? #49094
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Recepticle companies specs allow you to not pigtail, but we pigtail everything.

Re: pigtails needed in commercial? #49095
02/26/05 08:27 PM
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thanks for clearing that up.

Re: pigtails needed in commercial? #49096
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