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    Hey all. Other than my poor artistic skills, spelling and use of scrap paper does this plan look acceptable? This is a dedicated 15 amp circuit on a GFCI breaker (it's gonna be in a bathroom) straight from the panel using 14-2 NM. Black is hot, blue neutral, green ground.



    For the three 5 wire connections in the switch box, I was going to use Ideal 452 Wing Nuts in red for hot and neutral wires but I'm not sure if I can use those for the ground wire.

    As an alternative, can "rabbit ear" connections still be used rather than the 452 nut? Any suggestions or criticisms will be most appreciated. Thanks!

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    Ground wire (EGC) connections are no different than any other wire connections. Never heard of "rabbit ears", but if its a listed wire splicing device,
    and has the capacity for the number and size of wires,
    it should be fine. You need to ensure the switch device yokes are grounded, which may possibly require connection to the EGC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kreemoweet View Post
    Ground wire (EGC) connections are no different than any other wire connections. Never heard of "rabbit ears", but if its a listed wire splicing device,
    and has the capacity for the number and size of wires,
    it should be fine. You need to ensure the switch device yokes are grounded, which may possibly require connection to the EGC.
    Thanks! Is it acceptable to pigtail the EGC to the 4 switches as long as I don't exceed each individual splice's capacity? For example:



    How's that look? Or do you have a suggestion? I'm all ears.

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    It's not only acceptable, it's required if you're using a plastic box. There are many ways to physically attach the wires, what you show looks fine.

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    Thank you so much for your help. I owe ya a beer

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    The color of a "wire nut" is a function of its size and capacity. I have a feeling that you are going to run out of "box capacity" very quickly if you make ALL those spices you show.
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