4 wire outlet from backstab to pigtail
When an old outlet has 2 neutrals and 2 hots connected to it via the backstab holes, is it always appropriate to pigtail those connections instead?
I changed an outlet (first time for an old lady!) and realized the 4 wires were in the backholes.Maybe I should have looked it up first but I pigtailed them instead with wirenuts and put the pigtails on the screws....
Got me to thinking, is there any situation in wiring where it must be wired the other way (ie using the outlet as the junction point) ?