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Splicing Electrical Wires Safely

How to Splice Electrical Wires: Electrical Wire Types and Approved Splicing Practices, Electrical Wire Size, Solid and Stranded Wire, Tin Coated Copper Wire

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[ad#block]Electrical Question: I have a 100 amp electrical service box. In it there are stranded wires in the circuit breakers that run to a old gutted fuse box that is used as a large junction box.

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Marvin

This electrical wiring question came from: Marvin, from Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Marvin.

How to Splice Electrical Wires

Preparation

Electrical Wire Types and Approved Splicing Practices

Electrical Wire Size
Splicing electrical wires is permitted when the wire gauges and the type of wire insulation are the same or of the same permitted rating according to the electrical codes.
Solid and Stranded
Wire Once these other stipulations have been met there is not problem splicing smaller gauges of electrical wire that are solid and stranded wire types as long as the method of splicing is done correctly.
Tin Coated Copper
Wire Some older homes have tin coated copper wire which may still be used as long as the installation methods are up to code and the cable and insulation is OK, however it is always best to upgrade older home electrical wiring whenever possible.

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