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gt1935 07-26-2013 12:09 AM

repairing wire
 
Have a 14/2 wire with a slight abrasion on it. The wire is exposed to the cold. Wire is somewhat old. What to use to repair it? Tape or ? Thanks.

dmxtothemax 07-26-2013 03:43 AM

Please elaborate on "slight abrasion"
What exactily is damaged ?
And how badly ?
Is the primary insulation damaged or only the secondary ?
Is the metal exposed in any way ?

Safest route is to replace the cable section.
But thats not always easy is it ?

gregzoll 07-26-2013 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by gt1935 (Post 1221068)
Have a 14/2 wire with a slight abrasion on it. The wire is exposed to the cold. Wire is somewhat old. What to use to repair it? Tape or ? Thanks.

What do you mean exposed to the cold. Is this wire up in the Arctic circle, or Antarctica?

If the wire has enough jacket covering worn off, that it is showing the copper, you need to cut it and if enough slack, install a Junction box, or use the Wago connectors that can be used without a junction box, for the repair.

electures 07-26-2013 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by gt1935
Have a 14/2 wire with a slight abrasion on it. The wire is exposed to the cold. Wire is somewhat old. What to use to repair it? Tape or ? Thanks.

Where is the cable located? Be specific. Is it in a wet location? Can you post a pic?

gt1935 07-26-2013 08:54 AM

wiring

Jim Port 07-26-2013 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 1221145)
or use the Wago connectors that can be used without a junction box, for the repair.

Could someone provide a link to these connectors that do not need a box?

Philly Master 07-26-2013 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 1221256)
Could someone provide a link to these connectors that do not need a box?


http://www.amazon.com/home-improvement/dp/B0035LKG6Y

gregzoll 07-26-2013 12:04 PM

http://www.te.com/catalog/feat/en/c/...76,17560,17685 http://ecmweb.com/contractor/nonmeta...splice-and-tap http://www.electrical-contractor.net...s/61443/1.html

rjniles 07-26-2013 03:45 PM

Those are not Wago's and definitely can not be used in a wet location. And some AHJ's probably will not allow anywhere.

Jim Port 07-26-2013 05:14 PM

Wago , Tyco, Hugo, whatever.

electures 07-26-2013 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by gt1935
wiring

Huh? Do you want help or not?

gregzoll 07-26-2013 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by rjniles (Post 1221393)
Those are not Wago's and definitely can not be used in a wet location. And some AHJ's probably will not allow anywhere.

You do realize that the term Wago has become as common as Shark Bite for a product that may not be made by the company, but serves the same type of purpose. It is like stating that you want a Coke, but grab a Pepsi. All depends on where you live.

As for AHJ's, yes it is ultimately up to them to decide, that is why no one says that it is fine to use them, but it is an option to use if you can.

Jim Port 07-26-2013 09:15 PM

Since we all live in different areas it would help if the correct verbiage was used. It would also help someone searching for a specific product instead of wasting time on the wrong site.

Philly Master 07-27-2013 05:42 AM

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about 2 years ago we were introduced to the type of connector ...

call several inspectors and yes it could be used as a splice behind the drywall buried ..
I am not a big fan but there have been a few uses for it..

this is the brand that we use.

CES sells them .. City Electric... along with other top supply houses

NSI is the Brand ..here is the cut sheet ...

beenthere 07-27-2013 05:58 AM

Philly. I think you posted the wrong PDF.


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