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Old 10-23-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Exposed seathing on hot wire in box


A hot wire in my box had some sheathing wore off - is it ok to wrap that portion with electrical tape? There's not really enough room to cut it back.
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Might be my phone but that looks like an old heat damaged conductor. You can tape what you can see but I'd be concerned about what's in the wall.

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I replaced the box because the old one was very worn and loose around the drywall. When I had removed the drywall I didn't see anything that stood out but I don't know what was beyond what I could see.

I'm wondering if it happened when I was using my pliers to help pull the wires through the new box
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I replaced the box because the old one was very worn and loose around the drywall. When I had removed the drywall I didn't see anything that stood out but I don't know what was beyond what I could see.

I'm wondering if it happened when I was using my pliers to help pull the wires through the new box
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I would not trust electrical tape. I have seen too many pieces that after time and temp just fall off. Some proper voltage rated heat shrink would be OK by me however.
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