wires damaged by squirrels

Old 04-05-03, 03:17 PM
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Question wires damaged by squirrels

Finally got rid of those bushy-tailed rats otherwise known as squirrels, and while inspecting the attic to see just how much damage they caused I found that there doesn't appear to be a single wire up there that isn't damaged in at least one place or another. Obviously some of it I cannot handle myself (like the main powerline from the meter to the fuse box), but I can't afford to pay to have ALL of it repaired by a professional. Yet I also can't afford to put off replacing or repairing any of it either!

My question is whether or not I can safely splice new cable in to replace the damaged sections (with the understanding that the splices would be as close to the ends as possible) or do I need to replace the entire run from the fuse box to whatever end each cable goes to (light switch, junction box, etc)?
Old 04-05-03, 03:23 PM
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You can splice in new cable if your splices are well made, and in permanently accessible and not overcrowded junction boxes.
Old 04-06-03, 07:40 AM
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Have you called your insurance company about this?

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