Linked Questions

6 votes
2 answers
94k views

Is it acceptable, or to code, to splice electrical wire outside of a junction box behind drywall? [duplicate]

I'm planning to add a set of recessed lights to an existing circuit in my home. The existing circuit is fairly simple: one light, controlled by one switch, and there is no insulation in the wall or ...
user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
419 views

Can I splice NM-B cable in the ceiling? [duplicate]

I am moving my bathroom exhaust fan from its current location to 2 feet farther, over the shower cabin. I need to extend existing wire for this. I can't fish new wire because existing wire has been ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
79 views

How to fix cut romex line that was cut before receptacle [duplicate]

Can the romex be spliced in line and then shrink wrapped ? Or bring receptacle outletbox closer to cut line.
user avatar
37 votes
7 answers
131k views

Are push in connectors up to code?

Just came across a neat product at the local hardware store, but I wonder if they are up to code and safe to use. They are a wire nut that allows you to simply push the wires in, instead of twisting ...
user avatar
  • 128k
13 votes
8 answers
96k views

Is there an NEC-compliant method of repairing minor damage to electrical wire insulation without a junction box?

While trying to pry loose a stubborn cable staple that fastens a 14-gauge electrical cable to a stud, I accidentally tore a very small hole through both the outer jacket and the insulation around the ...
user avatar
8 votes
2 answers
75k views

Is there any acceptable way to cover a junction box?

The outlet for my range hood was misplaced. It needs to be 4 inches to the side. I can make the junction and move the wiring to the new location but I really don't want to have the empty plate exposed....
user avatar
  • 8,593
17 votes
1 answer
3k views

Can cable splice devices be concealed?

Devices exist that claim to be able to splice nonmetallic sheathed cables together outside of a box, and in concealed locations. Are these types of devices allowed by National Electrical Code? Here's ...
user avatar
  • 128k
7 votes
2 answers
15k views

Damaged wire while drilling wall caused power to go out. How to fix it properly?

I managed to damage two wires/cables: tv/internet and a power wire. There were three of power wires: a blue, a black and a green/yellow. I've damaged the black one, but just a little bit. When the ...
user avatar
  • 73
3 votes
2 answers
9k views

How can I repair a nicked wire without adding a junction box?

I had to open up a wall for a plumbing repair and accidentally nicked the jacket of a NM electrical wire with my drywall saw. From what I can see, only the outer jacket was affected, but I admittedly ...
user avatar
  • 8,444
1 vote
2 answers
5k views

Plastering over a junction box

I've got a switch box on a wall, it was originally meant to be a three-way with the switch outside, but that is not necessary and right now it is just functioning as a pass-through. I know you can't ...
user avatar
  • 608
7 votes
2 answers
542 views

What should I consider with new electrical lines in an old house?

When I had our breaker box rewired, I had the electrician run a few extra lines (disconnected in the panel into the attic). I now need to run one of them downstairs through a wall. Two questions: 1) ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

Can I cut a 240V wire half way?

I put a nail thru a new 240V wire, causing a short and the breaker to jump. Do I need to replace the complete wire or can I cut out the damaged portion and just install a junction box to isolate the ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
2k views

What's the easiest way to reframe a portion of a wall with minimal disturbance to the electrical lines?

I'm in the process of remodeling a bathroom and need to re-frame a portion of the wall that had water/termite damage. The wood work itself shouldn't be too hard but there are romex lines running ...
user avatar
  • 7,831
1 vote
1 answer
501 views

nail through romex copper wire

I'm replacing my flooring, when I removed one of the baseboards it revealed a electrical wire nailed to the floor. What really has me worried now is there WAS 1 area where the previous owner has a ...
user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
724 views

How to tap into a light switch whose junction box is already full?

I have a light switch I want to tap into to add another power outlet a few feet away. I believe this switch's junction box is already too full to accommodate adding new wires. I think I would have ...
user avatar
  • 167

15 30 50 per page