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Old 12-22-15, 07:24 PM
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wire advice needed

I have a house that was built way back when and a 14 gauge wire between two outlets has gone bad and it needs replacing. There is a 90 degree turn. This house has plaster walls.

Any tips for pulling the replacement wire through? I know I will need someone pushing while I'm pulling.

Thank you..

Chuck
 
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Are you sure that the entire length of wire is bad? I've worked in places that were built in the 20s & usually, you just have to go back a foot or two.
 
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Old 12-22-15, 07:33 PM
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How do you know the wire is bad ? Is it physically damaged that you can see ?

I don't think you'll be able to pull romex in a 90 degree turn. Pushing won't help as it'll just bunch up in the wall.
 
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Old 12-23-15, 05:55 AM
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Agreed. It's hard to get a cable through a 90 turn even with the walls open.

You might look at options for going up or down and then over.
 
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Have you checked continuity on the cable. How do you know it is the cable and not a connection issue?
 
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Old 12-23-15, 07:23 PM
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a 14 gauge wire between two outlets has gone bad and it needs replacing.
Just one wire? The black or the white wire? Is this in conduit?
 
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Casual Joe. You make a valid point. I will have to go back and check.

It's romex. The current goes from outlet to outlet to the next outlet and then to the light. I removed the outlet that has power and checked that current was going out and it was but not arriving at the other end of the wire. I then took a 14 gauge wire and stuck the black and white leads into the working socket and the other ends into the socket not working and the outlet worked and the light came on. Therefore a wire is bad. I don't think there's any extra wire to spare as the wire runs behind the baseboard everywhere it travels.

Thanks again for the help. I'm sorry I can't get back to you any sooner!!! My next attempt to talk to you will be Saturday night after a trip to mom's for the holiday.

Merry Christmas and I look forward to chatting with you again.
 
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