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Old 04-19-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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6/3 cable - splice in ceiling


As far as I know every splice needs to be accessible. Is there a way to splice a 6/3 cable in the ceiling without having it in a box? I want to run the cable to the garage for an electric vehicle charger but the piece I had turned out short. I have an extra piece but the splice would be in the kitchen ceiling.
What I've seen in other countries is something like a cast resin shell/box in which the wires are spliced and then resin is poured in the shell/box to completely fill it.

Do you know of something that can be done in this case which can stay unaccessible in the closed and finished ceiling?

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Old 04-19-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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All splices much be in a junction box and always be accessible. If you don't want that then you must run a new wire the correct length so a junction box is not needed.

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Do you have an attic above the kitchen?

If you have access to the area above the kitchen, then the box is accessible
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Run it down the kitchen wall behind a cabinet, cut out the back of the cabinet and put a blank cover on it.
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or put in a false hvac vent
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No attic. vaulted ceilings.

The cable is not long enough to route it into a wall. Also I would need 2 huge holes in the top plate to get the cable in. (I should have mentioned it is 6/3 UF-B cable, I know, this is unusual for indoors but that's what I have to do the job and 6/3 isn't cheap)
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Use all that money you'll save in gasoline to buy the right cable.
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Use all that money you'll save in gasoline to buy the right cable.
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If you put the splice at the panel would it be accessible? Pull the cable through to the garage and splice it at the panel.

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