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#113751 - 09/22/02 12:22 AM Topic: >> Conductor Length at Splices  
Admin  Online Content

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This is often seen where a cable has been cut and must be joined back together or someones' idea of Tapping into a line.
Why is this Bad?

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#113752 - 09/22/02 01:26 AM Re: Topic: >> Conductor Length at Splices  
Joule-E  Offline
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Posts: 25
Back wrapped ECG's and short conductors, exposed hots behind wire nuts. Could have been done with 2 junction boxes spread apart with 2 new pieces of NM to give adequate wire for the 3-6 rule.

[This message has been edited by Joule-E (edited 09-22-2002).]

#113753 - 09/22/02 09:12 AM Re: Topic: >> Conductor Length at Splices  
mamills  Offline
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Wharton, Texas, USA
Violations not withstanding, which Joule-e has already mentioned, this thing must have been VERY difficult to put together! [Linked Image]

Mike (mamills)

[This message has been edited by mamills (edited 09-22-2002).]

#113754 - 09/22/02 10:12 PM Re: Topic: >> Conductor Length at Splices  
Gwz  Offline
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assuming 1.5"x4" Octagon box and 14 AWG.
15.5 cubic inches / 2 Cu.In. = 7 14 AWG.


4 - 2/C NM = 4x2 = 8 x 2Cu.In. = 16 Cu.In.

4 EGC's = 1 EGC = 2 Cu In.

4 Connectors = 1 connector = 2 Cu.In.

Total Cu.In. = 20 Cu. In..

Box is 4.5 C.In too small.

Plus 250.148(A).

Also looks as though some bare Ungrounded conductor exposed at the wirenut, possible 110.7.

Question 334.24.

Appears box was secured to the wood or maybe just a shadow over the bottom hole of the back of box.

[This message has been edited by Gwz (edited 09-23-2002).]

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