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Using electrical tape or heat shrink tubing to repair compromised insulation on a conductor may be permitted by the NEC. The local inspector has a lot of discretion under 110.2 and 110.3 and, as far as I could tell, there is no section of Chapter 3 in the NEC expressly addressing repair of minor damage to the insulation of conductors. I was pretty bearish ...


This looks like phone wiring, so no This appears to be telephone wiring, based on the thin gauge and the color coding. There likely was a telephone jack here at some point, but it was removed by a prior owner, leaving what you see here, which does you no good whatsoever in your quest to add a receptacle. Of course, it could be for some other low-voltage ...


The link does not show any device. Ground connection via clamping to the DIN rail is industry standard since many decades, but the rail and clamp ratings must be considered. DIN rail corrosion is only a problem in aggressive environments like salt water, chemical industry etc., if the box has a low IP code. The plated rails normally do not corrode even after ...


Cap it. Tag it with "Dead" and date of OOS. Leave it in place. While the NEC code says destruction, unless you pull it completely out without an explanation the next owner will wonder what happened. Just an opinion. I'm not a Master. You could also reach out to your code enforcement office for your township and see what opinion they have.


There is a box available that has holes in the side so you can fasten it to a joist from the side.


NEC officially says abandoned wire/cable should be removed altogether from the box, and the walls, and if that is not practicable, then utterly destroy it where it is reachable. Fortunately, they don't say that about conduit, because I have loads of conduit routes I'm not using right now, that I prefer to keep in place for future use. Even though you ...


The other possible option is to install smart switches. One switch at the hot location going to the new light. The switch at the other location is actually a remote that operates the switch at the hot end. You do have to make sure you have access to a neutral. Don't think that'll be a problem for you but wasn't sure from your description of the setup. If it ...


The only way to do this would be to go in the attic. The basement 3-way has the neutral you need and the 3-way at the top of the stairs has the hot connection to the light. You need both wires to make your additional light work and those are only available at the existing light fixture. There's different types of steel raceway that can be surface mounted on ...


You don't want to cut the wire, especially since your garage is finished. You never know when you might need it for something in the future. We are always getting questions on how to run or install wire.The best option is to wire nut each wire separately, don't cut the copper piece, and then wrap with some electrical tape and just leave them in the box.

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