Burned Wire Replacement

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Old 08-04-04, 03:34 PM
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Burned Wire Replacement

I discovered a metal junction box in a utility room that had obvious signs of a fire. The box had one wire coming from the panel, one wire leaving (load?). The covering on the load wire was fabric-like, and the wire insulation brittle. Question: can I cut out a long section of the load wire from that box, and terminate the remaining wire in a new junction box in the ceiling? Then run a new wire from that new box back to the original location (I already replaced the original box with a plastic one).
 
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Old 08-04-04, 05:13 PM
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Is this proposal for the sole purpose of repairing the damage? You can replace the wire as long as you follow all proper codes for type and size of wire, properly supported and fastened and protected, and with connections in approved permanently accessible junction box with fasteners approved for the purpose. A job with excellent workmanship will mitigate this hazard. A job with poor workmanship may make it worse.
 
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