How to extend wire in circuit breaker box


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Old 06-08-22, 07:01 PM
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How to extend wire in circuit breaker box

I have a 30A 2 pole circuit breaker for an irrigation pump that I want to move all the way down in my breaker box but the #10 romex wire is too short. There is no service loop or slack in the wire to make the move.
Can this be done within the breaker box with wire nuts or is there a splice connector that is best used for this?
If there is an acceptable splice can I use it then heat shrink the splice and make my move?
Or....
Do I have to route the wire outside the breaker box and into a junction box, wire nut or splice them and then route them back into the breaker box?
Thanks for any help.
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Old 06-08-22, 09:31 PM
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You can splice right in the panel. Use wire nuts for the splice.
 
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Old 06-09-22, 04:59 AM
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Thanks Pete -
I don't seem to have any drops of #10 romex but I do have some #10 black, white and green stranded copper wire,
Is it ok to wire nut stranded to solid?
Is there any benefit to soldering the splice and then putting a wire nut on?
 
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You can wirenut the stranded to the solid. Do not solder.
 
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