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lantana 09-25-2012 06:04 AM

relocating island
 
moving island 4' and see that pvc thru slab is broken off inches below floor level with about 5" of romex sticking out; i've already made the trough to accept the new wiring and box for splice.
-do i need to jackhammer around the pvc and attach elbow or can i sleeve the armored over it going to the box for splice?
-i was told a 1" metal box is acceptable (has only the push clips) and to run the armored up to it and then silicone around the outside....is this good?
i will have tile installed over it and want to be sure that i'm doing the work correctly...thanks

Gac66610 09-25-2012 06:46 AM

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Originally Posted by lantana (Post 1016903)
moving island 4' and see that pvc thru slab is broken off inches below floor level with about 5" of romex sticking out; i've already made the trough to accept the new wiring and box for splice.
-do i need to jackhammer around the pvc and attach elbow or can i sleeve the armored over it going to the box for splice?
-i was told a 1" metal box is acceptable (has only the push clips) and to run the armored up to it and then silicone around the outside....is this good?
i will have tile installed over it and want to be sure that i'm doing the work correctly...thanks

You will need access to that junction box.

lantana 09-25-2012 12:20 PM

move island
 
hmmm...if i can't fish as its coming from under the slab and its right in the entrance (first tile) into the kitchen can you give me an idea? I'd hate to have a 2 x 4 silver metal box top visible upon entry into the kitchen....thanks

rjniles 09-25-2012 12:31 PM

Make a larger hole in the slab, you will probably have to go down to dirt. Pull the existing wire back out of the PVC conduit and extend the conduit with an 90 degree elbow to your new location. NM cable (unless it is UF) should not have been installed in that conduit. Replace it with individual THWN wires. Then you can fill the slab with concrete.

Dave632 09-25-2012 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by lantana (Post 1017100)
hmmm...if i can't fish as its coming from under the slab and its right in the entrance (first tile) into the kitchen can you give me an idea? I'd hate to have a 2 x 4 silver metal box top visible upon entry into the kitchen....thanks

If it's not in the traffic pattern, you could build a bookcase above the box location, make the bottom part of the bookcase a cabinet with a door (for access to the junction box) and then mount the j-box inside that bottom cabinet.

Jim Port 09-25-2012 01:34 PM

A much better option would be to reroute the conduit and extend it to the new location so no junction box is needed.

Dave632 09-25-2012 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 1017117)
A much better option would be to reroute the conduit and extend it to the new location so no junction box is needed.

Agreed, but I believe the OP wanted to avoid taking a jackhammer to the slab as much as possible.

lantana 09-26-2012 11:58 PM

Thanks Jim/Dave...
Actually that is exactly what I am trying to avoid as I know that I have tension wires in my slab and don't want to take even the smallest chanced of hitting one.

Have either of you gents used the splices that 3m makes that I read can be used for this scenario?

I'm a newbie now here but have visited this DIY site many times (just not had to post as most questions of mine were already discussed). Thanks for the advise.....regards

Jim Port 09-27-2012 08:51 PM

Are you sure your slab is post tensioned or is it just mesh or rebar?


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