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How to Repair Damaged Electrical Wires

What is the best way to repair damaged electrical wires? Methods for Repairing Damaged Electrical Wires.

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Electrical Question: What is the best way to repair damaged electrical wires?

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Background: Casey, a Handyman from Bellingham, Washington.

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Thanks for your electrical question Casey.

Methods for Repairing Damaged Electrical Wires


Application: Repairing Electrical Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience and ability to work with tools and access to the wiring.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and then Tag it with a Note before performing any wiring.
Notice: Installing or repairing electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and inspected.
Special Materials: Install a properly sized wire connectors, anti-corrosion ointment, electrical tape, junction box and blank cover.

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