electrical connection in interior wall


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Old 12-26-16, 07:59 PM
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electrical connection in interior wall

i am wiring a new light fixture and need to extend a wire in an interior wall by connecting to a new wire, what is the correct method?

>is a twist wire connector w/ electrical tape sufficaent?

>does it need to be support...u-nailed to stud at certain intervals?

>should a box be used to enclose and protect connection...if so what kind?

>anything else???

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Old 12-26-16, 08:35 PM
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All connections need to be in approved junction boxes. Open splices are not allowed.

Tape is not required for wire nuts.
 
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thanks pcboss, what is an approved junciton box? i see a lot of types at big box stores...plastic/metal/etc
 
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Old 12-26-16, 09:11 PM
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[QUOTE]i am wiring a new light fixture and need to extend a wire in an interior wall by connecting to a new wire, what is the correct method?
[/QUOT] If there is not a box there already install an old work box either metal or plastic and install a blank cover plate.

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