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Old 07-26-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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My new construction house was vandalzed and wires stolen, HELP!


I am building a new home and a theif in the night cut off and stole all of the electical wiring leading to where the breaker panel would eventally be located and stole the last 12' of each wire (about 40 wires total). All of the wiring in the house was basically cut about 12' from the panel. What can be done, short of re-wiring the whole house? Can j boxes be installed to splice? Is that safe? If we were to splice and install about a half dozen j-boxes, they would have to be in my child's bedroom, and want to be sure that wont cause me any future problems. Alother not, the rough elec inspecion was passed already.

Also, I have a builder's risk policy, but wouldn't any claims be toward the builder's/electrical contractor's insurance?

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Old 07-26-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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Call the Police and file a report and insurance claim.

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Old 07-26-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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You'll have to replace all those home runs, or install forever-accessible junction boxes.

We had this happen on one of our jobs several years ago. They took just about all the wiring we installed, and only left bits and pieces here and there.

I refused to re-install the wiring until after the place was secured. We installed some flood lights on motion sensors all around the house, first. The owners also installed an alarm/security system, etc. Only THEN did we re-wire the house.
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As far as I know, once the material is delivered to the job site, it is no longer the electricians property, therefore, someone else is liable for the theft and replacement of that material.
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