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I have a single strand of Romex run to our HT component closet and would like to put a 2-gang (4 outlets) box in the closet. How does one wire this type of thing? Do you just use some short pigtails to make the 2 outlets in series within the box?


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I hope you didn't mean in series, but in parallel. Using short pigtails, you nut all your hots together, including the incoming hot, nut all your neutrals together including the incoming neutral, and nut all the grounds together, including the incoming ground.


BTW, as a time saver, buy the ground wire nuts with the little hole in the top. This allows you to run the incoming ground wire through the nut, while twisting the others around it. Makes for one less pigtail to worry about.
 

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Hmmm.... I guess I was *thinking* in series, but I probably actually meant parallel! Thanks for the instructions -- just what I needed!

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I hope you didn't mean in series, but in parallel. Using short pigtails, you nut all your hots together, including the incoming hot, nut all your neutrals together including the incoming neutral, and nut all the grounds together, including the incoming ground.


BTW, as a time saver, buy the ground wire nuts with the little hole in the top. This allows you to run the incoming ground wire through the nut, while twisting the others around it. Makes for one less pigtail to worry about.
 

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Jambo,


If the quad receptacle box is at the end of the run you don't need wire nuts. Simply connect the incoming hot and neutral to a screw terminal pair (or push locks from the back if legal in AL). Then from the same receptacle run 6-8" of wire from the second pair of terminals to the second receptacle.


You could even continue the run from the second receptacle but it is not good practice. Should one of the terminals fail the whole circuit from there on is affected! (pig tails preferred here)
 
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