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SeanR 10-13-2007 06:35 PM

Splicing inside a sub-panel
Is it code to splice a couple of wires together in a sub-panel using wire nuts? I have a short 12/2 wire I need to make a tad longer (won't reach the bus-bar). If not I'll have to re-wire to the next availiable recepticale, just thought splicing in the panel box would be easier as long as it's code. Can't see why it wouldn't be ok, but then I know just enough to be dangerous.
Thanks for any help.


Speedy Petey 10-13-2007 06:49 PM

It is perfectly fine to do that.

chris75 10-13-2007 07:10 PM

Yes, your allowed to splice inside a panel...

Andy in ATL 10-13-2007 07:46 PM

Go ahead and turn that sub panel off as well while you are working on it. As luck would have it, today a ground slipped out of my hand and in slow motion:( grazed the buss harm, no foul...but still definitely not cool. They don't call us sparkies for nothin'. The panel was in a lab and the minor pop had me surrounded by the white coats quick.:huh:

Speedy Petey 10-13-2007 07:49 PM


Originally Posted by Andy in ATL (Post 67927)
The panel was in a lab and the minor pop had me surrounded by the white coats quick.:huh:

There wasn't a padded room involved, was there? :laughing:

Andy in ATL 10-13-2007 08:01 PM

No, but it was first thing in the morning, changing a 20A breaker in a 120/208V panel. Minor slippage, minor poppage, minor sparkage and all of a sudden every one wants to know what the electrician is doing.:yes:

SeanR 10-13-2007 08:14 PM

Mucho Grasia Guys,

Andy, yes, power from the main is off.

So, that's two sparks Andy. Something about the "third time is the ...":wink:

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