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RE: DIY Power Distributor

Just a suggestion.

You could have used solid core copper wire for the hot and neutral conductors connections from one duplex receptacle to the next. Instead of breaking the wire at each receptacle terminal plate connection instead run each hot and neutral wire continuous unbroken from one duplex receptacle to the next.

The wire will be unbroken and will half loop/curl around under the terminal screw head of each outlet. Carefully remove just enough of the insulation from the wire that will be curled under the terminal screw. You can start with the last duplex outlet in the string and work toward the feed end so you can form the hot and neutrals wires for a neat and consistent looking job.


This wiring method eliminates the outlet devices being used as a feed through connection. It also eliminates 4 additional connections when the outlets are daisy chained together as you have then now. The fewer the connections in the circuit the better.

Edits: 05/20/17

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