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I accidentally cut through a electrical wiring while working

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I accidentally cut through a electrical wiring while working in my attic. About 4" of wiring was damaged. So far, I haven't been able to find what area of the house it effects. Can it be repaired, or does the entire length of wire need to be replaced?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Inactive replied 8 years ago.
Here is what you need to do. Shut down the power. Then cut the wire in half at the point where the wire is damaged. Then get yourself 2 junction boxes. Install one J-box at one of the cut points. Then cut the other piece back about 1'. Then install the other junction box and run a jumper wire between the two. This will fix your problem.
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