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I put in extra circuits quite often. They could have been for an option on the home that was not purchased with a speculation /track home (homes being built prior to purchased) it is cheaper when you hire a roping crew (they just pull wire based on the generic blueprints) then the electrician goes in and connects everything. If you don’t buy the upgrades ...


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No, it's not. It needs to be protected in conduit or a covered stud wall at least 8' up as measured from the floor. And, like others have said, it needs to be secured.


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It looks as if the red connector in the first photo may not be the original, but a past DIY repair. I may be wrong, too. Either way the wire should have a retaining clip close to the connection. The plastic grate in photo 1 most likely has a clip close to the terminal. If not zip tie the wires to a stable part of the dryer. This most likely occurred due to ...


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Can you settle for two outlets? There's no such thing as a mid-cable "tap". Any splices must be done inside a junction box. The box must remain accessible forever. You need at least 6" of wire inside the junction box - 9" is better so you have some margin for screw-ups. Therefore aim for at least 18" of slack. The only workable ...


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You can splice into a 3-wire cable just as you'd splice a 2-wire cable, assuming it's not for a three-way switch or some other specialty case. Do it as you've drawn. You'll need slack. If you don't have it, plan for either using two junction boxes, or splice at an existing box. For the two-box method, mount two boxes at least 24" apart and cut the cable ...


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