I have an electrical line running through the joists of a basement storage room. It runs near an area where I’d like to put a couple of 2-gang outlets, but not immediately past. I was thinking about rerouting the line to go past where I want the outlets, and splicing them into the line.
Is it better to splice in a junction box and run a branch off the existing line to the two new outlets, or would splicing the outlets into the existing run be better? I’m starting to think the former would be better, since it lets me run whatever length of wires I need and I don’t have to worry about whatever’s downstream of the new outlets, but I figured I ask people more knowledgeable than I.