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Old 02-22-2009, 12:26 PM   #1
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As I was pushing the conductors, (new 12/2) back into the box after wiring a receptacle, I noticed an apox. 1/4" clean slit in one of the neutral's insulation. All the other conductor's insulation was perfectly intact. As I didn't have enough wire to cut back past this defect, I thoroughly wrapped it tightly with several go a rounds of white electrical tape. So, is this an OK thing to do?

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Thanks Yoyizit, that's pretty cool looking stuff. Think the local big box might carry it? Heat gun or hair drier? And lastly, am I OK to leave this one securely taped?
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Thanks Yoyizit, that's pretty cool looking stuff. Think the local big box might carry it? Heat gun or hair drier? And lastly, am I OK to leave this one securely taped?
Some hardware stores carry UL approved tubing. A heat gun or candle flame shrinks it, the flame leaves soot. Tape is fine but it unravels eventually.
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