||10-14-2012 02:49 AM
Nicked romex cable behind drywall
I was drilling into drywall and accidently drilled into a romex cable, tripped the breaker. The cable that i hit is used for my refrigerator. I opened up the white coating(exposing insulation and all 3 wires) and noticed a nick on the black wire the size of a pencil tip. After researching different options I decided to use liquid electrical tape and wrapped it with reg electrical tape. But now I am concern and wondering if I should have done it differently? Should I run a new cable? add a junction box? THe cable runs to a nearby electrical socket. Any feedback would be truly appreciated? Thank you all in advance!!