wire in my attic

Reply

  #1  
Old 11-13-06, 10:23 AM
worf2566's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 25
Unhappy wire in my attic

I am mounting a heat shield for a wood stove chimney to a ceiling joist. I ran into a very annoying problem. There is a flat black wire that is running across the joist. It appears to be an electrical wire. I traced the wire to see where it starts and ends. It starts from the back of the house between the wall and runs accross 5 joist to the front and disappears between the wall. There is a light switch and a recepticle on the wall where it starts but I do not see anything where it ends at the front of the house. It just disappears down into the wall from the attic. I tried to move the wire but it has no slack in it. I REALLY NEED THIS SPACE THAT IT IS IN. I have tried everything. Please, tell me that it is possible to splice it to make it a little longer. I have exhausted all avenues.
H E L P !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Last edited by worf2566; 11-13-06 at 10:50 AM.
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 11-13-06, 11:07 AM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central New York State
Posts: 13,973
Cut the wire in two places, where it enters the attic and where it leaves the attic. Install two junction boxes and add a new piece of the same size cable to run between the boxes so that it runs in a different manner, to avoid the area you need.
 
  #3  
Old 11-13-06, 11:12 AM
worf2566's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 25
Talking

THANK YOU Racraft!
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes