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Old 07-11-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Today I was putting some OSB in the attic and I drilled a deck screw into the wire foir the electic range. There was an spark but the breaker did not trip. I turned on the stove and it workedjust fine. I repaired the drill hole by wrapping with electric tape.
Is that safe?? Any suggestions?

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If you drew a spark, some of the wires melted. I would either replace the cable or install a proper J box and make a splice. If this sounds like a lot of work, is you fire insurance up to date.

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Today I was putting some OSB in the attic and I drilled a deck screw into the wire foir the electic range. There was an spark but the breaker did not trip. I turned on the stove and it workedjust fine. I repaired the drill hole by wrapping with electric tape.
Is that safe?? Any suggestions?

Mburklow
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The cable may eventually fail because of moisture wicking into the taped repair.
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