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Old 05-28-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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Neutral wire but fell off in inaccessible place


A wire but fell on my head when installing a light fixture and I can see it is from two wire wires but I can't access it without opening the ceiling.

How bad is it to leave it as is?
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Neutral wire but fell off in inaccessible place


I am guessing you mean wire nut? If so the splice should already be in an accessible junction box. There should be not need to open the ceiling. If the splice is not in a box this needs to be fixed.

Do not leave the splice open.

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