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Old 02-08-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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sliced electrical wire

I was replacing a piece of drywall in my bathroom and saw that nail had taken a chunk off of the sheething that covers the wire going to my outlet. The sliced section is about the size of a nail head and it's still on the wire. Could i just flap it back over and wrap it in electrical tape?? thanks
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Old 02-08-2006, 05:18 PM   #2
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You could as long as the nail didn't damage the inner conductors, but I'd much rather see you pull up a little more slack, cut the wire (with the power of of course) and put in a junction box. You'd only need maybe 3-4" of slack from the top or bottom...cover with a blank cover made (or painted) to match your wall.
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