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Old 10-13-2007, 06:35 PM   #1
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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.
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It is perfectly fine to do that.

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Yes, your allowed to splice inside a panel...
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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 bar...no 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.
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The panel was in a lab and the minor pop had me surrounded by the white coats quick.
There wasn't a padded room involved, was there?
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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.
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Mucho Grasia Guys,

Andy, yes, power from the main is off.

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

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