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Old 02-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #16
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Butt Joint Connection


Just wanted to post an update on my project.

As the good folks here advised, I ripped out the old wire you saw in the pics. They were not as hard to trace as I thought. They actually went down some old molding that I didn't even realize was wire molding. What I found inside was this.

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Quite frayed. Caked on top of the frayed portion was this. It was a bit crumbly, like Play-do that had dried.

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I'm not sure what whoever installed this was thinking. I'm just grateful it never turned into an electrical fire. Anyway, all of that went down the garbage chute. I went out and bought Romex 14-2 and snaked that thru some new wire molding to my new spot. A new electrical outlet with a proper ground went in.

And I now have my outlet where I wanted it and it works great.

Thanks to the people in this forum who stopped me from doing something stupid!

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Old 02-10-2013, 01:42 PM   #17
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I went out and bought Romex 14-2 and snaked that thru some new wire molding to my new spot.

A new electrical outlet with a proper ground went in.
And I now have my outlet where I wanted it and it works great.
One last Q: What is at the OTHER end of this new romex wire?
iow: Where/how did you connect into the circuit?

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