Why pigtail inside a receptacle?

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On or about Sat, 12 May 2007 21:01:45 GMT did "Toller"
Yeah, at least with the latter, you know the screws had to be accessible before shoving the outlet into the box.
With the former, you can contrive to insert the wires and shove the outlet in the box with the same motion. Which is a way to leave a future homeowner with a reversed polarity outlet that has only enough slack to move it far enough to discount the theory that it's glued in.
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On May 12, 3:58 pm, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Code does make provisions for how many wires can go beneath a screw terminal. Most ignore the compression tabs provided on some receptacles.
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ok, then use braids.
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You can use the side screws to continue on two the next box, so that's two hot wires and two neutrals.
Don't even think of using those backstab holes. You'll regret it later.
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Noozer wrote:

The backwire holes on good receptacles are screw clamps. I like them better than the side screw terminals.
Bob
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Don't use the backstab holes to connect anything unless they are the type that clamps down onto the wire as the screws are tightened. The more common spring-loaded backstab connections often cause problems. If you connect to the additional outlet using the screws it will be OK, not sure what current code says about this.
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