Trying to DIY my first outlet and the box I opened has 3 lines all connected with nuts (3 grounds, 3 blacks, 3 whites), but the tutorials I've seen involve adding outlets with only 2 lines.
How do I add in a new outlet (15A-125V Leviton Plus from home depot) since there are only two spots for wires on the outlet?
- Add a fourth line and pigtail all three wires so only one black, one white, and one ground wire is attached to the outlet?
- Connect the hot wire to one screw and pigtail the remaining two non-hot wires to the other screw? (repeat with white lines)
Also, I saw this article on Spruce via googling and it says
"The ground wire does not need a pigtail, as it can be connected directly to the new receptacle.". What does that mean? Where would the other two ground wires go if I don't pigtail them to outlet?
Edit: The box is plastic and I was planning to use push-in wire connectors for connecting them together instead of the nuts.