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    Question WIRE NUTS / SPLICES IN CIRCUIT PANEL

    What is the ruling with having wire nuts to splice any wires in the panel box
    before it goes into the breaker, the original wire looks like it was to short to
    make it to the breaker, so they added a short piece to make the connection.

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    Default Re: WIRE NUTS / SPLICES IN CIRCUIT PANEL

    A panel box is nothing more than a big junction box. Splices are OK as long as they are done correctly. It is very common to find splices in a panel box, exspecily when it has been upgraded.

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    Default Re: WIRE NUTS / SPLICES IN CIRCUIT PANEL

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    A panel box is nothing more than a big junction box. Splices are OK as long as they are done correctly. It is very common to find splices in a panel box, exspecily when it has been upgraded.
    What Scott said, ... as long as ... those conductors terminate *in* the panel and do not 'pass through' the panel.

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    Default Re: WIRE NUTS / SPLICES IN CIRCUIT PANEL

    Just check to be sure the spliced wires are of the same gauge and not mismatched. I've run into some splices inside panels lately where the 12 gauge wire connected to the 20 amp breaker was fine but the wire downstream of the splice was 14 gauge.


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    Default Re: WIRE NUTS / SPLICES IN CIRCUIT PANEL

    all of the above, AND there can be no more than two wires in the wire nut...

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    Default Re: WIRE NUTS / SPLICES IN CIRCUIT PANEL

    What if the wire nut is rated for more than two wires?


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    Default Re: WIRE NUTS / SPLICES IN CIRCUIT PANEL

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Tooley View Post
    all of the above, AND there can be no more than two wires in the wire nut...
    Huh? Why not?

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