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Old 11-30-2010, 01:59 AM   #1
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Splice 3wire cable run with nicked insulation

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I am located in Ottawa ON. I have a cable run of about 50' from distribution panel to a switched outlet most of which is routed through the attic and is stapled in position on existing or newly introduced 2x4 beams in the attic. The insulation of the cable in the attic was accidentally nicked in the attic just as it looped through the ceiling approx 12" from the switched outlet cable end. The insulation in the attic is blown about 1' deep coverage. Can I install a junction box (properly fastened to a beam at 16" above attic ceiling) where the nick is located and splice the wiring in order to avoid rerunning the entire cable length?

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Old 11-30-2010, 04:31 AM   #2
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Yes you can do as you suggest. But if the nick is only in the outer jacket of the cable and not in the insulation of an individual wire, you can tape up with electrical tape.
My electrical answers are based on 2014 NEC, you may have local amendments.

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