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Can I use 14 AWG conductor pigtails from a 12 AWG, 20A circuit so that I can backstab the wires to the receptacle?

Q. Can I use 14 AWG conductor pigtails from a 12 AWG, 20A circuit so that I can backstab the wires to the receptacle?

A. No. Branch circuit tap conductors are not permitted for receptacle outlets [210.19(A)(4) Ex No.1 (c)].

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