I'm curious if it's to code to use one wire (with 1/4" spots that have the sheathing trimmed off, which connect to the terminals) for all my grounds and one wire for all my hot connections in a multi-gang switch box. This is an attempt to reduce the pigtails in the box.

Is there a term for this idea/technique? I thought it might be called daisy chaining, but I don't know if that term is specific to this technique. enter image description here

Below is a pic of what I was doing prior. I'm also curious if the wire nuts aren't big enough for all 4 of the wires, if I can safely use a wire to jump to another wire nut (reducing the wire nuts to only 3 wires each)?

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    Have you heard of push wire connectors? ->amazon.com/Wago-Wire-Connector-Clear-Conductor/dp/B000F5THV8/…
    – Edwin
    Nov 4, 2016 at 18:06
  • @Edwin - Yep, I've heard of them, and also using appropriate sized wire nuts. ;) Neither of these unfortunately are an option for my work situation. Although, I'd say doing the one wire method (if it has a name?) feels 'cleaner' than even using lots of wire nuts or wago wire connectors. Nov 5, 2016 at 0:11

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I'm not sure if there's an official term for this wiring technique, but it is certainly an acceptable method of wiring devices.

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