Repairing Wiring in Boxes

Step 1

Shut off power to the circuit and check to be sure it is off. Gently pull the wires out and unscrew the wire nuts. If you find thick tape instead of a wire nut, slice it with a knife, taking care not to damage the wire beneath.

Step 2

Slide a piece of heat-shrink tubing over the wire as far as it goes. Cut off the tubing to expose the stripped wire end.

Step 3

Once a wire has been covered with heat-shrinkable tubing, direct a heat gun at the wire until the tubing has shrunk tightly onto the wire.


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wvcornbread wrote:

instaling a new electric mane panel

5/24/2011 01:47:17 PM Report Abuse
terrydavidson1 wrote:

I HAVE AN OUTLET THAT WORKS A THREE PRONG LITE BUT WILL NOT WORK A TWO PRONG ELECTRIC DRILL THE OUTLET IS IN MY DETATCHED GARAGE ALL OF THE OUTLETS ARE LIKE THAT.

5/1/2011 07:11:50 AM Report Abuse
mranhhoa1945 wrote:

Installed for new lights over island and they all worked. Turnes on and off about ten times that day, and on the last time I turned them on they all came on dim. They are pole lights that hang from the ceiling thanks for any help anyone can give me. Ray

10/23/2010 05:23:47 PM Report Abuse
ksmithracing88 wrote:

OK I removed oil light from ceiling had three wires, the one I want to put up has only two wires, white/black and no ground. doesn't shut off now

9/17/2010 05:36:33 PM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

if a wire in a circuit is getting too hot, how could the overheating problem be solved

12/12/2009 05:28:52 PM Report Abuse
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