Today a floorboard upstair in the hallway got cracked and I decided to buy a
new length of board an replace it. After lifting the carpet and removing the
damaged wood, I discovered that there was a electric wire (the thick grey
type) being crushed between a central heater pipe and the damaged board.
Also the wire looks like it was melting away due to heat caused by the
central heater pipe.
I have decided to extend the wire using the same type of wire. I need advice
on wether the course of action I will be taking tommorow is correct and
safe. Any help is much appreciated.
So basically I will be purchasong 2 electic junction boxes that will
connect the old wire with the new wire to extend it and attach it to the
floor beam away and under the pipe.
=========================netral heater pipe=========================____old wire _____ [ junction box ] ____new wire_____[ junction box ]____old
Apart from turning off the main power, is there any other pracuation I
should take. Plus I believe the wire is connected directly to the main power
supply in the celler and provides all the power upstairs. Is there any
special junction box that I need to buy that can hannd all the power.
I would be most greatful if you could kindly provide any help and
re-assurance that this course of acction is right.