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By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Warning About Splicing Electrical Cables and Circuit Sizes: I am working on a re-model project in my garage where I will enclose and insulate a room from the rest of the garage.

Warning About Splicing Electrical Cables and Circuit Sizes

I am working on a re-model project in my garage where I will enclose and insulate a room from the rest of the garage.

I hope this question makes sense, and I really appreciate your time. Thanks a bunch!

This electrical question came from: Paul, a Homeowner from Flagstaff, AZ
Additional Comments: U all rock!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Paul.

Splicing Electrical Cables

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. There is nothing wrong with splicing wires as long as the junction box is accessible and you are not mixing wire sizes.
  2. You may not splice a #10  wire with a #12. The circuit size must be determined up front, and for your garage outlets you may want a 20 amp circuit which a 12/2 NM Romex could be installed.
  3. I can tell by your questions that you really don’t understand electrical circuit design, and I’m suspecting that your project is being done without a permit.
  4. Both of these deficiencies spell trouble so I would advise you to slow down and make sure the remodel project is done correctly and according to code, otherwise your creating a fire hazard and we sure don’t want that, besides, you want a safe place to make lots of great music right?
  5. Well wiring is kind-of like music, you need to know where to put the right guitar strings otherwise the music will be wrong.

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