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Post a sizable tree branch puncturing my flat roof and ceiling in what is a converted garage, I did still more damage in my efforts to repair the sheetrock. Yes, I’m the idiot who took a jigsaw to the ceiling and am now paying for it.

I’ve already used an in-line splice to repair two 12 awd cables that took the brunt of my errant blade, as well as wrapped electrical tape around another wire that had some damage on the outer sheath only. My main concern is the 10 awd, or what I think is a 10 awd cable. In the included photo I’ve cut some of the insulation back so as to reveal the damage.

1. is the badly damaged ground wire that big of a deal? I’m thinking it will still do it’s job despite my best efforts.

2. How bad does the damage to the hot white wire appear to you? I’v felt it and looked it over and think that it isn’t too bad.

3.How likely would you be to simply repair this with tape or some other simple fix?

4. What would you do to repair this if tape isn’t good enough? I don’t think there is enough slack to use a junction box, or is there a workaround for that?

I’m pretty much a complete novice but not afraid to try it myself - I’ve paid too many pros too much for a shoddy end result too often. Appreciate your take, especially on point 3 ;-)
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I can't see the pictures, but any damage to a cable needs to be repaired.
Repairs need to remain assessable and not buried behind sheet rock.
Sometime you have to add two J boxes to complete the repairs.
 

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I don’t think there is enough slack to use a junction box, or is there a workaround for that?
All splices must be made in a junction box....and that box must remain accessible.
If your wire is too short cut it and terminate it in a junction box then get some additional wire to run it to an additional junction box.....which also must be accessible.
 

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All splices must be made in a junction box....and that box must remain accessible.
If your wire is too short cut it and terminate it in a junction box then get some additional wire to run it to an additional junction box.....which also must be accessible.
I used this for the 12 awd - no junction box required
 

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Post a sizable tree branch puncturing my flat roof and ceiling in what is a converted garage, I did still more damage in my efforts to repair the sheetrock. Yes, I’m the idiot who took a jigsaw to the ceiling and am now paying for it.

I’ve already used an in-line splice to repair two 12 awd cables that took the brunt of my errant blade, as well as wrapped electrical tape around another wire that had some damage on the outer sheath only. My main concern is the 10 awd, or what I think is a 10 awd cable. In the included photo I’ve cut some of the insulation back so as to reveal the damage.

1. is the badly damaged ground wire that big of a deal? I’m thinking it will still do it’s job despite my best efforts.

2. How bad does the damage to the hot white wire appear to you? I’v felt it and looked it over and think that it isn’t too bad.

3.How likely would you be to simply repair this with tape or some other simple fix?

4. What would you do to repair this if tape isn’t good enough? I don’t think there is enough slack to use a junction box, or is there a workaround for that?

I’m pretty much a complete novice but not afraid to try it myself - I’ve paid too many pros too much for a shoddy end result too often. Appreciate your take, especially on point 3 ;-)
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Thanks to all who shared - in the end I decided to tape. The hot wires weren’t nicked so I’m happy with it.
 
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