Monday, May 2, 2011

What is a flying splice?

Here is an example of a flying splice. This wire was cut and then extended with another piece of wire. The only protection on this junction is electrical tape.

This is not allowed by modern electrical code. This type of junction needs to be secured in a covered box. The problem and danger here is that there in no cover encase this junction goes bad.

Any connection has a chance to fail. When junctions fail they can start to shoot out sparks. A splice in a junction box will prevent the sparks of a bad junction from causing a fire.
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