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Can I float a box between joists to enclose an existing nut splice?

A previous home owner installed a ceiling fan which appears well secured and works well. The wire to the fan was simply spliced into an existing wire using wire nuts but not enclosed in a junction box....
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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 ...
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Is it safe and legal to tape cable with a damaged sheath?

This electrical cable was tightly stapled to an inner stud. It passes through the wall to an outside light. While prying the staple off, I tore the outer sheath. Wire doesn't appear damaged. Light ...
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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 ...
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How should I splice the very short wires for this LED shop light into my 12/2 NM-B?

I'm installing 3 LED shop lights in my basement workshop. I've already run new 12/2 NM-B wire to a few junctions and switches, per light. The attached picture is an example of the final splice I need ...
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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 ...
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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.
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How can I safely extend an existing outlet through an empty space?

I have an electrical outlet in the back of a cubby hole over my fireplace as it seemed built for televisions of the CRT variety. My question is, I plan to just wall off that cubby as to be able to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Burnt sheathing behind outlet

I heard buzzing and popping noises behind this kitchen outlet so I opened it up and it looks like this: What might've caused this? And to repair this, do I have to cut up the drywall and replace the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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