pull new wire vs. splice box?

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Old 11-04-19, 06:40 AM
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pull new wire vs. splice box?

Junction box with 3 circuits, one wire is damaged and its too short to pigtail.

Do you think its easier to pull 6 #12 wires in 50' of 1/2" emt conduit by yourself?

This is a homerun back to the panel. Theres a tight turn on the conduit and I am not sure I would be able to "push" the wire thru. Alternatively, I dont think I would be able to replace just the one wire without it getting hung up.

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cutting into the conduit and adding a splice box? Again this is emt and doing this I fear I dont have enough play in the conduits to squeeze it in... typically would you have to have some movement in the pipe to do this?

 
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Old 11-04-19, 06:41 AM
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Cutting conduit means removing wires. Don't see the benefit.
 
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Old 11-04-19, 06:48 AM
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You don't need much exposure to use a Wago connector, or maybe even a piece of heat shrink tubing, if its just an insulation issue.
 
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Old 11-04-19, 08:47 AM
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Ideal makes an in-line splice that does not need much length.
 
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Old 11-04-19, 10:56 AM
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I dont think I would be able to replace just the one wire without it getting hung up.

If the other suggestions don't work for you, just replace the one wire by using it to pull a new wire in. It's pretty simple.
 
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Pulling one wire with the old would be excellent but with 5 other wires in a 1/2" conduit, Im not sure pulling a single wire is going to be that simple. There is a 90 degree turn to manuver as well. Plus I am working alone and half to walk back and forth... im a little nervous leaving the panel open while pulling or pushing from the other end.

Wagos or other push fit connectors arent going to work, theres a motor on the circuit and I wouldnt trust those push connectors.
 
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Old 11-04-19, 05:47 PM
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You can run ten #12's in a 1/2" pipe so pulling one of six out should be fairly easy.
Use a little pulling soap or dishwashing soap.
Keep the splice small and neat and tape it.
 
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Old 11-05-19, 05:38 AM
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Hi, use a Western Union splice ,tape neatly , some soap , and pull it through.
https://www.instructables.com/id/How...-Union-Splice/
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