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Old 11-12-2013, 07:48 AM   #1
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Splicing heater wire? (Canada)


Hi,

I will be re-locating a thermostat and consequently my heater wire (red 12/2 I believe) isn't long enough.

Can i splice heater wire in a junction box as long as it remains accessible?

Are there any code compliant (CEC) ways to do this so I can avoid having an exposed junction box?

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Personally I would just buy new wire. I have seen too many connections burn up on Zone Lines from being handled by grubby fingers.

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Can i splice heater wire in a junction box as long as it remains accessible?

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Yes, that is acceptable. It must remain readily accessible though with the cover above any finish grade so that it may be inspected with ease at any time.
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The cover can be painted, wallpapered, hidden behind a picture or any other form of camouflage, as long it can be removed without cutting a hole in the drywall.
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