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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.

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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 ?

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

http://www.amazon.com/home-improvement/dp/B0035LKG6Y
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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
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Those are not Wago's and definitely can not be used in a wet location. And some AHJ's probably will not allow anywhere.
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Wago , Tyco, Hugo, whatever.
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Huh? Do you want help or not?
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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File Type: pdf NM Series.pdf (92.3 KB, 27 views)
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Philly. I think you posted the wrong PDF.

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