Wall wiring too short


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Old 01-19-20, 01:04 PM
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Wall wiring too short

I'm not sure how to lengthen the wires in the wall too replace the receptacle. This outlet is connected too all of the outlets in the kitchen. Nothing works. Help!!! The house is 60 years old. I've updated wiring in the new edition, contractor never checked the wiring in the kitchen or living room. How do I fix this? I've installed fixtures, receptacles. I'm not sure how too lengthen the wall wires.
 
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Old 01-19-20, 01:50 PM
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You can't lengthen wires. There is no such thing as a wire stretcher. You need to move the box closer or replace the cable.
 
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Old 01-19-20, 02:10 PM
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Thanks, I figured that, I just wanted to make sure.
 
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Old 01-19-20, 05:23 PM
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Hi, where are the wires are you trying to lengthen? Post a pic of the box in question.
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Old 01-19-20, 06:03 PM
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If you have an inch or so in the box, you can use a wire nut and pigtail the wires to make them long enough to connect to the receptacles. Will that work?
 
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Old 01-19-20, 06:43 PM
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If you have the access, sometimes adding another junction box allows the cable to be spliced.
 
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Old 01-20-20, 06:51 PM
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The wires can be lengthened. Try using these Ideal Term-A-Nut pigtail connectors.

Ideal Term-a-Nut Twist-on Pigtail with 6 Inch Wire MultiPak - Spade / Ring Terminals - Ideal 30-3181 - Sandman-Store.com
 
 

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