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    Default Is this box too small for this GFCI outlet?

    This is the GFCI outlet I had mentioned in cacher_chick's thread -- my apology for that hijack -- and all is well now that I have pulled it out of the box. The circuit had been fine in the past and was then disconnected for a while, then it tripped the breaker in the main panel after I recently re-connected it. A pinch on the black "load" wire running up to the switch *might* have been the problem here, but no copper is actually exposed or visible at that point. In any case, what is the trick to getting all of this inside that box? I had previously used this same box and outlet at another location without having anything connected to its "load" side, and even then I had trouble getting everything packed away well. The local hardware store has a GFCI outlet with screw terminals for about $15.00, and I can go that route if I must ...

    Note: The conduit at the bottom contains the wire running out to a yard light.
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