Splicing Electrical Wires For A Power Source
I wanted to splice some wires in my attic for a ceiling fan but the wire that is available is too taught to put in a typical junction box…
Electrical Question from Larry about Splicing Electrical Wires
Background: Larry, a Homeowner from Penns Park, PA
Question: I wanted to splice some wires in my attic for a ceiling fan but the wire that is available is too taught to put in a typical junction box. How can I splice these wires to feed a the fan and power the original outlet?
Thanks for your electrical question Larry.
Identify and turn off the circuit. Determine if the circuit has the needed power capacity. Cut the cable to be used for the power source. Install two junction boxes with a new length of same type cable between the two junction boxes. Add the additional cable to provide power for the ceiling fan. Secure the cables with the appropriate cable straps. Use the appropriate size wire connectors. Install blank junction box covers.
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