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.
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.
Often wrong, never in doubt.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf. lonestar. org
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