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branching vs chaining outlets

I need to run 3 outlets in my unfinished basement, I will tap into an existing line with only one outlet on it and run towards my intended direction. The layout plan is in the form of a "T" so it will be more practical to BRANCH rather than CHAIN the outlets. Is it acceptable to run the power wire to a junction box and pigtail all the wires (4 wire pigtail) and than run the 3 branch lines out from there?

thanks for the help

Re: branching vs chaining outlets

As long as your j box is not concealed - you are fine.

Re: branching vs chaining outlets

And the number of wires in the T junction box does not exceed the allowable amount for that size box.

Re: branching vs chaining outlets

i will be using 4" squares 2.25" deep
are those ok? what would be considered overload?

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