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Old 02-26-2018, 07:25 PM   #1
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The "Pigtail" in the panel

So when I wired my new 110 outlet I ran the Romex into the panel. I attached the neutral and ground wires in the provided strips. I then noticed a pigatail coming out of the breaker labeled "outlets". So I attached my hot wire to the pigtail since it was so difficult to reach the attachment point on the breaker.

I just want to confirm that this is ok, that is what the pigtail is for right?

Everything works fine but for peace of mind I am asking.

The panel below is not mine but it is just like this one. You can see the pigtail with the orange wingnut wire connector. That is the one I used.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:12 PM   #2
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My opinion is that using the pigtail in this manner is acceptable. It may or may not be "per code" but for a single outlet to be added in this way certainly isn't causing any dangerous condition.

Usually the reason for the existence of the pigtail is if the circuit breaker connection is designed for solid wire and the wire being connected to it is stranded wire.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:16 PM   #3
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My opinion is that using the pigtail in this manner is acceptable. It may or may not be "per code" but for a single outlet to be added in this way certainly isn't causing any dangerous condition.

Usually the reason for the existence of the pigtail is if the circuit breaker connection is designed for solid wire and the wire being connected to it is stranded wire.
Ok,,,I used solid not stranded. I can't see an issue with it either but wanted some other opinions....Thanks for the reply.
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