Got a 12ga wire running along under a panel in a hard to get to place. With
great efforts and contortions, I can reach it to cut it and strip insulation
of the cut ends.
What I need to do is rejoin the cut ends, and come off with an additional
wire to go to a different location.
If there's slack, I can put the three ends together and use a wire nut.
Assuming there isn't enough slack for the wire nut trick, are there any neat
little critters out there for this specific purpose? What are they called?
Who has 'em?
I'm not sure what you mean by "under a panel". Is it a metal panel
covering a wiring trough or something like that?
Also, when you say "wire" do you really mean a single conductor or is it
more likely something like a piece of 12-3 Romex?
If that "wire" is just running through construction than I don't think
there's any code legal way you can cut into it and take off an
additional lead going to another location without installing a box to
make the splices in.
If you can't gain enough slack to create decent length pigtails from the
existing conductors inside one box then you may have to install two
boxes, using one of them as a splice box to add an additional length to
one of the cut ends and the second box to make your tap off connection in.
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