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Splicing extra wire?

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Jul 31, 2013, 11:53 AM
Splicing extra wire?
I am relocating a wall outlet and came up about 2' short on wire. Is it ok to have splices/ connections to get that extra wire? It's an older home built in 52.

Thanks in advance as always...
Jul 31, 2013, 04:58 PM
You can do a splice but that splice must be contained within an electrical box. Then, you'll need to install a blank cover plate. It's not a big thing nor are the parts expensive but it will put an extra 'outlet' box on your wall.

Jul 31, 2013, 05:39 PM
Hate when that happens. Big Grin Nothing worse than following a person who leaves very little tail to work with.

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