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02-05-14, 05:37 AM
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Save your hope for the lottery Nashkat... again,...

Save your hope for the lottery Nashkat... again, I used a few temporary staples to secure it while working.....so I should be good to go.

Thanks for the help too Ray, I would have missed the...
02-04-14, 04:53 PM
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The insulated staples were removed to give slack...

The insulated staples were removed to give slack while working and getting everything in place. I used a temporary one right at the outlet up stream while doing the work.

Pulling the old staple...
02-04-14, 11:04 AM
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Posted By rards

Got it done this morning. Went smooth. I was able...

Got it done this morning. Went smooth. I was able to undo the rest of the cable and create enough slack to mount a single box on one of the joists. I then had at least 6-8" of wire to work with. I...
02-04-14, 05:51 AM
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If there was access to about 20 ft back to the...

If there was access to about 20 ft back to the panel, then the new portion of the run would be the preferred method right?



Theres no way those #8's are going to twist in a wirenut without...
02-03-14, 05:23 PM
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Posted By rards

Generally I know it will be easier to work with,...

Generally I know it will be easier to work with, but why 8" as opposed to the standard 6"? (or less as I usually get dealt when repairing stuff).
02-03-14, 03:20 PM
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Posted By rards

Another option I have is replace about 20' from...

Another option I have is replace about 20' from panel to damage. Its about 30' ft in the other direction.

Obviously more costly but is that a significantly better idea than the two box idea?
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02-03-14, 02:09 PM
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Posted By rards

Its just like this one but doesn't have the male...

Its just like this one but doesn't have the male threaded piece you see in the photo (which I assume goes thru the top 1/2" knockout)... just the washer and like a pan head screw. The screw fits thru...
02-03-14, 01:31 PM
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Posted By rards

I would imagine this type of damage was done...

I would imagine this type of damage was done during installation, judging by the date on the cable back in 2002. And judging from the burn, I would think the breaker would have tripped at that point....
02-03-14, 11:36 AM
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Posted By rards

As for the grounds Ray its NM so if I use metal...

As for the grounds Ray its NM so if I use metal box(es) I would just splice the grounds in the box as well (2 wires in and out)? Im taking it as your saying I need a 3rd wire pigtail to box too?
02-03-14, 10:33 AM
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Posted By rards

Why the funny confused face nashkat? Was...

Why the funny confused face nashkat?

Was wondering if something like a terminal block or split bolt is necessary....plus this is stranded big stuff and I wasn't sure if they pretwist correctly?
02-03-14, 10:15 AM
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Posted By rards

I have never made a splice with such large wire....

I have never made a splice with such large wire. Should I pretwist them or so something otherwise different than I would with 12or14?
02-03-14, 08:13 AM
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Posted By rards

Its directly center between two ceiling joists. I...

Its directly center between two ceiling joists. I would have enough slack perhaps if I can mount a box in the center of the two joists.

I need an idea of both a one box method and a two box...
02-03-14, 08:01 AM
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Posted By rards

That's what I was going to just edit.... it...

That's what I was going to just edit.... it appears there wont be enough slack. So how do I fix this?
02-03-14, 07:55 AM
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Views: 994
Posted By rards

Damaged NM cable?

I have a LONG run of 10/3 with ground NM cable running from panel to electric dryer.

I found a small portion of the outter cable damaged, when I pulled back the sheath, one of the conductors is...
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