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Old 12-12-2008, 05:08 PM   #1
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This is a follow on post to the posts that I did about the guy who did work for me that wasn't up to code. I found a cable that he stripped away the sheating and there is a tiny pin point area of insulation missing from the live wire. It looks like he did it to test the line. Is there any way to fix this without doing a jbox or running new wire? It would be a nightmare trying to run a new wire and it looks like there isn't enough slack to do a jbox.
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It can be fixed.


Some will say, cut it and install two junction boxes with a jumper in between

Others will say, tape the black wire adequately and tape the sheath closed.

The first method would be the only approved, code compliant method.

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If one end of it will reach to one of your other junction boxes you can use that as a box for the splice, then you only need to add one new box for the end that doesn't reach.

Or if one end is close enough to a fixture that you can pull a new wire just to that fixture, I would do that.

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or use yer handydandy wire stretcher! i'd loan you mine, but i already loaned it to a friend along with my wood stretcher and he hasn't returned them yet.

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Definately can't tape a the damaged part of the conductor's insulator. A tape repair can be made on the romex's white jacket however. Two junction boxes and a jumper is the best bet if you don't have enough slack.

The guy that did all this to you needs a country butt whoopin.
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Can you tell where both ends of this wire end up? I'd replace the whole piece if feasible.

Otherwise, a Raychem splice kit might be one solution if you can't replace that piece of wire easily.
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Find where it goes, check all junctions...I don't trust this guy.
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Can you tell where both ends of this wire end up? I'd replace the whole piece if feasible.

Otherwise, a Raychem splice kit might be one solution if you can't replace that piece of wire easily.
Isn't that the splice kit that was discussed in another thread a couple of months back?
It consists of heat-shrinkable tubing if my memory serves me.
If that is what you are referring to, it cannot be used in this situation. It is intended for underground splices, where chance of fire is minimal to none.
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Find where it goes, check all junctions...I don't trust this guy.
I would be filing a law suit against him!
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I would be filing a law suit against him!

I second that
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Law suit should be the last thing to do. Wait til the house burns then file a suit. First thing to do is try to get the guy to fix it.
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Law suit should be the last thing to do. Wait til the house burns then file a suit. First thing to do is try to get the guy to fix it.

Yea, the guy needs to fix it.
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Would you guys actually invite that hack back into your home to fix the work he screwed up in the first place? I wouldn't. He's obviously incapable of good work, and if he is somehow capable, he lacks a conscience.

A lawsuit or a small claims court claim would fit him perfectly.
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Would you guys actually invite that hack back into your home to fix the work he screwed up in the first place? I wouldn't. He's obviously incapable of good work, and if he is somehow capable, he lacks a conscience.

A lawsuit or a small claims court claim would fit him perfectly.
I didn't mean have him fix it, I meant have him get it fixed, this could be as simple as refunding the money. No that hack would not be back to my house for anything other than handing me my refund.

I just think the courts are already tied up with Bull. If this incident was the worst he did, and he paid my money back, I wouldn't take it to the courts.

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OK this is a question just for my curiosity: Can a insulated butt/crimp connector be used? That would allow just a clean cut strip each end slip connector in, crimp. Length of wire would be fine for that.
OK Now I will take the butt whuppin fer askin :}:}

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