Last night I was creplacing some older receptacles in my home with
newer ones, and came across something that I'm not sure about how to
The receptacle box in question has three separate electrical lines (not
individual wires, actual lines with three wires each - hot, neutral,
and ground) entering it.
Each side of the receptacle has three wires attached to it. For
instance, all three of the black hot wires are attached to the right
side of the receptacle (two are attached at the screw points, and the
third is installed in the 'push in' hole on the back of the receptacle.
I've never seen this before, and everything I've seen/read has
indicated a maximum of two wires can be connected to either side.
Can someone tell me if this is correct/safe, and if not how I'd go
about wiring the new receptacle correctly?