Splicing into a long, taut cable on a timer

Old 03-07-11, 10:17 AM
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Splicing into a long, taut cable on a timer

I have to add flood lights to the rear of my garage for security reasons. Currently I have fllood lights at the front of the garage which are on an Intermatic T101 timer in the house. The cable for the front lights enters the garage near a rear side door, then makes a long run way up at the top of the cathedral ceiling of the garage then on to the front lights. I simply want to splice into that cable (14-2 G) near the rear side door, bring it to the rear of the garage and install additional flood lights. These would be serviced on the same Intermatic timer. Is there any problem in this? Since the existing cable has no slack, I assume I have to use two junction boxes to properly extend it?
Old 03-07-11, 10:43 AM
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You are correct. you would need to add 2 boxes to provide the required 6" of free conductor in each box. The boxes must also remain permanently accessible.

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