One small problem-knock out on junction box.


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Old 12-28-16, 09:38 PM
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One small problem-knock out on junction box.

I wired a junction box with a number of circuits that worked perfectly. It was only after I was done that I found out that one of knock out clips had the inside screw ring fall off and I couldn't use it to mount the clip in the knock out hole. I could find nothing that would allow me to get the thread ring over the wire after everything was connected. Is there any kind or workaround hardware that will allow me to pop a clip in the hole? I don't really want to tear apart the wiring, because it was such a tough job getting every thing in place.

Plastic clip that comes apart on one side to straddle the wire? Should I just forget about it since the wiring is well supported for the rest of it and stapled close to the box. Silicon Caulk?
 
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Old 12-29-16, 02:51 AM
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How many cables and what size did you poke in this one hole? You are limited, so you may have to rewire it anyway. Post a picture of what you see, so we can see it. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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If this is a junction box why can't you just disconnect the wire to install the nut?
 
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That hole has only 1 12 gauge wire. I find 12 gauge hard to work with (old hands, not what they used to be), so I'm trying to make it as easy as possible.

Wirepuller38, that looks like the perfect solution. Thanks.
 
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Old 12-29-16, 01:06 PM
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He wants to do the repair without removing the wire Larry.
He'll have to break off the old connector or push it out of the way.

A plastic snap in grommet will also work. Made by Arlington.
They are split and are widely available.

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