Splicing wires

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Old 07-19-02, 09:33 AM
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Splicing wires

While attempting to side my house, I had to remove a flood light setup. In doing so, I had to cut a fairly heavy guage wire. My question is there any way to splice heavy guage wire together to avoid having to run a new wire through the house, which would be difficult. Thanks.
 
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Old 07-19-02, 09:41 AM
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They make devices to splice just about anything. Just make sure you get the right device for the right size wire. For large wires, the answer is not wire nuts. Check out split bolts.
 
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Old 07-19-02, 10:20 AM
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Tully, I am curious, was the cable/wire coming from inside the house or was it ran exposed on the outside of the building up or down to the flood light assembly??
John is right about splices, but I would like us to investigate further to possibly expose a wiring violation.
Thank you.
 
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Old 07-19-02, 10:25 AM
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I'm with MT it sounds as if John is advocating an open splice!!
BIG NO NO
 
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Old 07-19-02, 10:26 AM
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The wiring came through the attic and into an outside metal conduit.
 
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Old 07-19-02, 10:28 AM
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The wire actually came out of the house and into the double flood light assembly and then down the condiut to the switch.
 
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Old 07-19-02, 10:29 AM
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Ok so where did you make the cut? did you make it before the it went into the conduit or did you make the cut in the box or what??
 
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Old 07-19-02, 10:38 AM
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John Nelson would never advocate a open splice!! He is a very aware code -minded person.
tully asked a question and John answered it. Period.
I just wanted to make sure Tully was aware with the possible situation, I have seen MANY people run a 14/2 NM cable out a caulked up hole in the siding run it right up the siding and land it half assed in a box!! NO protection!! and looks like garbage. sounds to me that tully is ok with his conduit,
good job, how did the siding turn out? Ive never attempted it yet!!
 
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Old 07-19-02, 11:00 AM
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The siding is still on going but it is coming out nice. Cedar shingling is a very labor intensive job. I made the cut inside the box thinking this was the best spot.
 
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