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Trucon01 01-10-2013 09:56 AM

Electrical Tape inside panel?
 
Hi All,

While looking at my newly installed panel, I noticed that my dryer line (10-3, 30A) has slices on the conductor insulation, both on the black and red. I'm guessing this is because the electrician used a box cutter to strip the sheathing and hit the conductor lines.

Am I allowed, by code, to electrical tape the small sections on each wire inside the panel? We are on the 2008 NEC.

J. V. 01-10-2013 10:22 AM

Yes. And it would be a good idea. I would contact your electrician and ask him to come back and do it at no charge. If its new wire you know he did it. If its old wire he should have fixed it.
Shrink tube is the best way to repair this. But you will have to remove the wires from their terminals to do it.

Trucon01 01-10-2013 11:25 AM

Thanks JV. Yes this was a whole new run. It was a 3 wire aluminum wire before, now its a 4 wire 10-3 copper.

I can fix this myself, I'm not worried about him coming back.

Thanks for the response!!

electures 01-11-2013 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trucon01 (Post 1090377)
Hi All,

While looking at my newly installed panel, I noticed that my dryer line (10-3, 30A) has slices on the conductor insulation, both on the black and red. I'm guessing this is because the electrician used a box cutter to strip the sheathing and hit the conductor lines.

Am I allowed, by code, to electrical tape the small sections on each wire inside the panel? We are on the 2008 NEC.

Yes, you can tape the conductors. Electrical tape is 600V rated.


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