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How Should I Extend This Wiring For a Ceiling Light?

I’m working on replacing a wall light fixture with one in the center ceiling. There is no wiring in the ceiling. It’s an old building and there is another floor above this with no space above the ...
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Splicing 8 gauge wire to a 6 gauge?

From the hot tub I have 4 6 Gauge insulated wires leading 20 ft to a sub panel with a 2 pole 50 amp gfci. I then have indoors into the basement a 6/3 w ground leading 30 ft to a junction box. The ...
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Live wire spliced in a switch to provide power to other parts of the room!

I wanted to replace a single pole toggle switch with a smart switch. I opened the switch box to analyze the existing wiring. Typically in single pole switches there should be 3 wires going in. I live ...
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Splicing help due to no power

So, I have had a buddy lead the way on wiring my basement of a basement finish in a home built in 2017. The builder ran two wires from the panel in the garage to facilitate the finishing of the ...
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Splicing load side of GFCI receptacle

I have a Junction box with incoming 120v coming into it. I want to Install a GFCI recpetacle in this location. From this same location I would like to splice the load side of the GFCI in order to ...
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Is it safe to do a three-way splice in a single gang junction box?

I'm splitting a room by adding a wall into it, and I would like to put receptacles into the new wall. I'm trying to do this making as few holes in the existing walls as possible, so I'm wondering if ...
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Splicing 6/3 wire to multiple 8/3 wires (or even other 6/3 wires) inside a junction box

I have a situation where my oven and counter-top range are split up, but fall within spec of being able to utilize one 50a breaker on the panel. My plan is to pull a single 6/3 cable to a large ...
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Electrical box caught on fire

A sub panel caught on fire just in the garage area. Do I need to rewire the whole house or can I just get a big junction box and splice all branch circuits and run it to my new electrical panel ?
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In wall splice for 4 wire cable

I have used an in wall splice with Romex 14/2 that has 3 ports (hot, neutral, ground) but i would now like to use the same method to splice a 12/3 cable. I'm unable to find a splice with 4 ports. Can ...
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How can I make a splice in a 30 amp 240 circuit?

I have a splice in a 30 amp 240 corcuit. There is an outlet box on the three way splice. No junction on the extension from the initial cut to the three way splice. Please see the attached picture. ...
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What is the best way to handle house wiring cables with short sheathing?

I'm replacing a couple switches in a bathroom with smart switches and ran into a problem. The previous owner redid the bathroom and the switch box in question had 5 Romex cables (four 12/2, one 12/3) ...
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Is it ok to split a transformer directly off the wiring from an outlet junction

I am installing a doorbell transformer for a new Ring doorbell and I have an outlet right next to the main box. It would be simple for me to take the existing wiring, branch it and use it for the new ...
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Splicing multiple LED lights

I've just built a TARDIS and I am about to wire up the lights for the windows, the sign boxes along the top, and the beacon light at the roof peak. I've bought and installed these three items: LED ...
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Splice to repair damaged 100A aluminum feeder

I recently drilled through the floor to run a CAT6 cable and hit the main feed to our panel. I'm in a duplex with a meter main panel with 2 meters and 2 100A breakers, one for each unit. The cable ...
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Is there any reason to seal/waterproof underground spliced sprinkler cable?

Since there isn't an electrical current going through sprinkler wire, it's just a single pulse that gets sent from the controller to the individual valve, is there any reason to waterproof crimp ...
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Split bolt connection. Wire direction

Should the wires being hooked up in a split bolt connector be running side by side, like in a wire nut connection, or running towards each other, in opposite directions. Or does it matter?
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Connecting 6 gauge aluminum wiring to 10 gauge copper with AlumiConn

I am replacing a 20 year old wall oven. When I opened the electrical box I noticed very large gauge aluminum wiring (6 gauge?). I purchased a box of AlumiConns (3 port style) to connect the aluminum ...
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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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pigtailed wires downstream of a gfci

I am installing a GFCI in the first box of a two wire non-grounded circuit. The following box(es) have the line and feed wires spliced (pigtailed) before the receptacle so only two wires are attached ...
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Are splices made with insulated cable connectors required to be inside a junction box?

I have a need to splice a 6/3 romex and 4/3 romex in my attic. It would look something like this: 4/3 |-- (6/3) new destination -----| |-- (4/3) original destination I am looking at ...
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Is it OK to splice NM and NM-B cable?

I'm replacing some light fixtures in my house, and the existing cable coming out is very old. I was able to make out the stamp along the length, and it's 12/2 NM cable, rated to 60C. It's got a ...
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How to replace AC/DC adapter but keep old connector

I have an AC/DC adapter I need to replace for my dehumidifier. The whole system is no longer working, and I am confident the problem is with the adapter. Finding the correct adapter is easy enough; ...
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Inspector says that split bolts shouldn't be used on live connections. Right or wrong?

I installed a spa sub-panel on the exterior of my house. The inside wiring is NM-B 6AWG wire that goes to a junction box where it's spliced to 6AWG direct bury rated wire (the NM-B wire I had wasn't ...
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How to splice 220 line to use for multiple uses

I have a 50A 220v box outside for use during a power outage to feed the breaker box on both bars. Since this is very rarely used, i'd like to use it to install a 'dryer plug' for a new shop heater. ...
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House wiring crimp connectors?

Looking at one of my circuits (the one that had neutral and hot reversed), I found that the connection between the old cloth-insulated wiring and the newer plastic-insulated run had been made with ...
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Concrete column splice - weld or surround with 6mm?

I have a concrete column using 16mm rebars. The column needs to be extended (and of course the rebars) for the 2nd storey of the house that is being built. Should the splice be welded or surrounding ...
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Connecting neutrals in disconnect switch

Disconnects are an inexpensive way to connect two relatively large gauge conductors for 40-100A applications. However, most 240V disconnects only provide lugs for the two ungrounded conductors and the ...
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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 ...
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Safest Way to Contain Spliced Lamp Cord

I am interconnecting some strip lights in a closet. They are linkable LED fixtures which each come with a connector cable to link, optionally, to additional fixtures. The connector cables are a bit ...
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What Size Heat Shrink Tubing for Splicing Lamp Wire (SPT-2 18-2 AWG)?

I am splicing some lamp cables. The cable is SPT-2 18-2 lamp wire. First I will be using some vinyl insulated butt splices rated for 22-18 AWG and 600v to make the connection. Then, I want to cover ...
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North Carolina Code question for splicing 6x6 posts

I have a 48 X 10 second floor deck with 6X6 posts. I want to add a roof above about half of it. It is not feasible to replace the 6X6's with longer ones as I would basically end up replacing the ...
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Can I join two switched circuits into one circuit?

I have a circuit for the kitchen lights w/two 3-way switches. I also have a circuit for the adjoining room w/three 4-way switches. Is there any way to safely join the two circuits and just use ...
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Is there a way to extend electrical wire where the splices can be finished over? [duplicate]

I want to extend some wires to relocate some switches. Normally one might do this by splicing new wires in and covering the junction box with a cover plate. Is there a way to permanently splice wires ...
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Splicing electric in attic properly

I am installing ceiling lights on my attic that has only fiberglass insulation. I needed to splice some cables half way to the fixture box. I just want to verify that I've done so properly. Here is ...
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How can I T splice a 120V line in a lighting fixture?

I'm designing a recessed lighting fixture and would like to T splice some of the wires in it. The wires are 14AWG, will carry up to 4AMP and I'm looking to make an elegant connection so that it fits ...
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Why do my Christmas lights have a white polyester filament inside the thin rubber wire?

I have a pre-lit incandescent Christmas tree that was attacked by my cat. I'm trying to splice the wires back together. My string of lights has a "thick" rubber wire (16 gauge) and a "thin" rubber ...
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Can I use a junction box to splice together wires that are on a different circuit?

I'm doing some work inside a wall that has some 12/2 NM cable running through where I need to put something. The cable doesn't have any additional slack for me to route it around the obstruction. I ...
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