How to move a wire?


Old 01-17-08, 04:27 PM
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How to move a wire?


I recently started remodeling my kitchen (myself). We had a soffit above the cabinets on the one wall that we wanted to remove in order to install new cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling. Of course, after we removed them we were a little surprised to see that there was no wallboard/plaster behind them. All in all not a big deal except for a wire that is running from the ceiling down into the wall. Unfortunately, because there was a soffit there, it now cannot be moved/pushed back and fastened to a stud because there is not enough slack on it. Any one know an easy way to remedy this with out having to have the entire wire re-run?


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Old 01-17-08, 04:36 PM
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At least two choices: Install junction boxes as neede to bridge the short wire. Junction boxes CANNOT be buried in the wall, MUST be accessible. 2) Go back to the connecting boxes on either end of the wire and run new wire. Not as hard as it sounds for a good electrician.
Old 01-17-08, 06:04 PM
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Not sure if I completely understand your situation, but why not run the existing wiring inside the cabinet space from the ceiling, secure it to the inside wall of the cabinet. That is, if you can stand the eye-sore, but hey, it's inside the cabinet, near the top.

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