Cut electrical wire by mistake - need advice

Old 10-06-17, 09:29 PM
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Cut electrical Wire By Mistake - Need Advice


Today, as I was demoing the backsplash tiles that are attached to the wood board, I accidentally cut an electrical cable that was going in between the board and the backsplash to the countertop outlet. The side of the backsplash was cover in thick plaster, and I used a multitool with a scraper flat bit to go in between the plaster and separate the board from the drywall, but it was too late when I noticed I hit something and the cable gave off a big spark.

Now the kitchen outlets have no power.

Please let me know what's the best way to proceed with this?

I was think of cutting the cable and splicing it with a new piece of cable, and adding a junction box inside the drywall (by where I cut the cable to the right) with a plate, and carry the new piece of cable through the drywall to the outlet. Would that be the best way to do it?

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Old 10-06-17, 09:35 PM
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That cable was not originally installed properly.

Your only choice is to install a junction box in the sheetrock and cover it with a blank plate so that it remains accessible. From there it will be a little tricky to get it run in the wall as there are studs you need to cross. If you're taking the wall down to the studs you should be in good shape.
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You may use a Tyco splice kit but the wire will need to be routed inside the wall. The Tyco splice can be in the wall without having to use a box for access. They are UL listed and NEC approved. Good for #14 & #12 Romex
Tyco Electronics Romex Splice Kit 2 Wire, 1/Clam-A22899-000 - The Home Depot

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