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Old 08-03-2014, 05:00 PM   #16
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If the copper is undamaged, tape the conductor then tape the sheath. The cable does not have to be replaced. If the copper is damaged it will have to be spliced or replace the cable.
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You have to be MIGHTY strong to cut through both the sheathing on 12 gauge wire and the covering on the neutral wire by pulling it against a nail! So is it 12 or 14? Ron
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You have to be MIGHTY strong to cut through both the sheathing on 12 gauge wire and the covering on the neutral wire by pulling it against a nail! So is it 12 or 14? Ron
Do not have to be that strong. Seen it happen a lot of time on everything up to #6. It just takes people not paying attention to what they are doing, when pulling wire.



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You have to be MIGHTY strong to cut through both the sheathing on 12 gauge wire and the covering on the neutral wire by pulling it against a nail! So is it 12 or 14? Ron
I've wired thousands of houses during my career. Pulled cable across gang nailers, nails, duct work and you name it. Skinned back the sheathing and/or the conductor to the bare conductor. Sometimes I replaced the cable. Other times I taped up the conductor and/sheath with 600v electrical tape. I try and use the same color as the sheath so it doesn't stand out.
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