I am trying to move my light fixture in my bathroom over about a foot to the center of the wall. After removing the fixture and taking the junction box out, I can see that the wire is not long enough to move over. Does anyone have any idea what my options are with out having to call in an electrician?
I have very little space to work with without removing a large amount of drywall which I do not want to do, so I cannot see a fastner. I will go into the attic and see what my options are. Thanks for responding!
The deal is that you either have a continuous, unbroken wire or you have an accessible junction box where you can splice on more wire to make it longer. Easy enough if you have attic space above but if not, then adding an extra foot of wire becomes a huge project. Basically you will need to trace the wire back to a location where you can cut into it, add a junction box and add on a longer length of wire. If you must go this route, you will be better off getting an electrician in to do this more complicated process.
The only easy solution will be4 to leave your existing ceiling box in place and use it as a junction box. You can splice onto the end of the existing wire with an extra piece that is long enough to get to the new location. Down side is that you will need to cover the old junction box with a removable cap to meet code.
Adding a wire is a good idea about it however you need to be very careful and use electric tape in order to avoid some failure.In Finland country i mostly handle a fuse or kahvasulake and being careful on every electrician work is always a very important factors not only to avoid grounds but avoid flame that can cause you if your electric stuff failed.
Most do tape wire nuts but if you pre twist the copper and then twist on the wire nut you are a more exacting person than I. Quit the Scotch 33 taping years ago and saved a bundle. Not quite sure what the spammer is suggesting. But yes he or she missed many a code requirement.This message has been edited. Last edited by: CommonwealthSparky,
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