Cutting in floor heating cable


Old 01-01-21, 04:17 PM
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Cutting in floor heating cable

Maybe a dumb question but I'll ask anyhow. I'm installing an in floor heating cable. There are two parts to it. A yellow cable that's the actual heating cable which I'm not going to cut and about 8 feet of black wire spliced and heat shrunk to the yellow. It says the splice needs to go under the floor. That leaves me with about 8 feet of black wire and I only need 2 feet to get to the electrical box I've placed. Is there any reason I can't skin that back to reasonable length or do I need to keep it and hide it coiled in the wall?

NM found it. Yup okay to trim lead wire.
Old 01-01-21, 06:04 PM
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Yes, it is ok to cut the non-heating part of the cable.

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