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wa8yxm

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Posted: 11/08/20 05:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

enblethen wrote:

If only the outer jacket is cut, tape it up and apply a coating such as 3M Scotchcoat.
If conductor insulation is damaged, replace it completely.
Wire should be 10/2 with ground, not 10/3!


Full agreement Tape and seal or even just seal Lots of products out there good for this like Flex Seal or GOOP (Power off while sealing)

Also is the cut just in the OUTER jacket or is the wire itself exposed. IS the wire cut? If wire cut then splice properly if not just seal it up.


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If you tape it use a silicone self fusing tape like Rescue Tape rather than regular electrical tape.

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Bumpyroad wrote:

such a small problem.
such large remedies.
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Agreed. This is like pole vaulting over a mouse dropping. [emoticon]

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ahhh yes, as an old Air Force aircraft mechanic we called this F-4 tape since it was said that this tape is what held the aircraft together.

Funny thing is someone who knew went out and made a business out of it and you can now get F-4 tape. I can remember the distinct smell of the tape as it was peeled back.

Here it is: F-4 Tape



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If you tape it use a silicone self fusing tape like Rescue Tape rather than regular electrical tape.



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Just the wire insulation is missing about 2mm. The copper is undamaged. The outside jacket I have peeled back to see how bad it was.


wa8yxm wrote:

enblethen wrote:

If only the outer jacket is cut, tape it up and apply a coating such as 3M Scotchcoat.
If conductor insulation is damaged, replace it completely.
Wire should be 10/2 with ground, not 10/3!


Full agreement Tape and seal or even just seal Lots of products out there good for this like Flex Seal or GOOP (Power off while sealing)

Also is the cut just in the OUTER jacket or is the wire itself exposed. IS the wire cut? If wire cut then splice properly if not just seal it up.


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icodeintx wrote:

Just the wire insulation is missing about 2mm. The copper is undamaged. The outside jacket I have peeled back to see how bad it was.


wa8yxm wrote:

enblethen wrote:

If only the outer jacket is cut, tape it up and apply a coating such as 3M Scotchcoat.
If conductor insulation is damaged, replace it completely.
Wire should be 10/2 with ground, not 10/3!


Full agreement Tape and seal or even just seal Lots of products out there good for this like Flex Seal or GOOP (Power off while sealing)

Also is the cut just in the OUTER jacket or is the wire itself exposed. IS the wire cut? If wire cut then splice properly if not just seal it up.


That being the case just tape up with 3M Electric And go have a beer.! The tape is good to over 600 volts.


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Listen to the electricians. Repair it right.

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I am on the same page as just use liquid or solid tape. Or in a junction box if you are so inclined to redo the connection. And not to get lost in this debate. Correct what ever situation you have that allowed this damage in the first place.

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Posted: 11/08/20 09:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I didn't see what caused the original damage. That would be good to know. Any repair should take this into consideration.


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icodeintx wrote:

Thanks everyone for the input. Yes the wire I'm referring to is the indoor wiring from the back of the inlet to the breaker (power) box. Here is a picture of the wire where it is open and the two places I currently have tape.

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Tape it up with heavy duty electrical tape that's designed for such application and carry on!!!

No need for a box and no need to cut the wires!

Simply wrap each wire separately and then over the entire stripped back section.



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* This post was edited 11/08/20 12:29pm by Cummins12V98 *


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