Installing a new outlet


Old 04-29-05, 04:04 AM
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Installing a new outlet


I am in the process of installing new outlets in a new insulated wall which replaces an old uninsulated wall. The previous wiring runs from an outlet in the room above and does not reach the new outlet location. Is it acceptable to cut the wire and splice in a new longer piece using a junction box that would be covered up in the ceiling? I am afraid it might be a nightmare trying to fish a new wire from the oulet box upstairs down through the floor to reach the new box. Or would it be best just to run a new line altogether from the breaker panel.


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Old 04-29-05, 04:36 AM
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All junction boxes must be permanently accessible, so no you cannot do what you suggest. An alternative would be to open the box through the ceiling and put a blank white coverplate on it.

I always think that pulling a new circuit back to the breaker box is the best solution instead of extending old wiring.

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