12/4 In Device Box

mstrlucky74

Senior Member
Is it a PIA to splice through 12/4 in device box? Case in point, if you have 3 receptacles next to each other all on separate ckt and allowed to share neutral and you pull a 12/4 to the first device.
 

Dennis Alwon

Moderator
Staff member
It depends on the cu. in of your box but it will be tight. You may be able to if your box has a minumum 27 cu.in. This allows a 12/4 and a 12/3 with a device grounds and a clamp-- not sure what you are using. Personally I would avoid it and put a jb above, if possible
 

ActionDave

Moderator
Staff member
The PIA factor does not into play in deciding where and when to splice, it comes from dealing with instructions someone who is not there and has no idea what you are dealing with trying to tell you what to do.
 

al hildenbrand

Senior Member
3 gang box? Talking about 3 receptacles a few feet apart. So 4x2-1/8 box for each recept.
Well, cubic inches aren't the problem. With a plaster ring you've got more than 32 - 33 cubes and, by my count, you need 25.

Are you pigtailing, or landing a lot of conductors on the device?
 
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