Solid wire plain tap joint in Junction Box?


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Old 06-24-16, 01:31 PM
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Solid wire plain tap joint in Junction Box?

I didn't wanted to cut the main line for no reason so I decided to use a plain tap joint in junction box. I knew that pigtail is commonly used to join 2 or more wire in junction box and tee or tap joint in knob and tubing.

Will it cause a problem?

Note; 14 awg solid wire. I wrapped it with shrinkable tube.
 
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Old 06-24-16, 01:47 PM
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Tap joints, if I understand you, are not code compliant because they occur outside a junction box. It is difficult to comment on something that isn't done in the U.S.
 
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Thank you.
Yes, so probably I'm the only person who has done it.
I hope it will not cause a problem in the future.
 
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What country are you in? .................
 
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Philippines, Joe. .
 
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Old 06-24-16, 04:54 PM
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How did you attach the new "pigtail" or wire to the existing #14?
It's good you used shrink tube around it, but it needs to be secured.

So let me ask a question on your behalf culdown... Because I have never done this before in home wiring:

How do you attach one wire to another when you don't want to cut the original wire?
Are there special connectors, or do you solder it, maybe a split crimp sleeve?
 
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Old 06-24-16, 06:09 PM
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Wonder if they used a Scotch-lok tap like for automotive wiring.
 
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Old 07-09-16, 05:10 AM
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I didn't pigtail it at first but in the end, i did used pigtail (wrapped it with shrinkable tube) because it's faster than T splice.
 
 

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