Asked by: Idali Weingartnerasked in category: General Last Updated: 8th January, 2020
Can you splice service wire?
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Just so, can you splice a service entrance cable?
Service-entrance conductors. Each service drop or lateral can supply only one set of service-entrance conductors [230.40]. Service-entrance conductors can be spliced or tapped per 110.14, 300.5(E), 300.13, and 300.15 [230.46]. While the NEC allows this, maintenance considerations often make this method inadvisable.
Furthermore, can you splice 200 amp wire? "Splicing" 200 amp service. You can't have "some" available power at that splice point. It will need to be a 100% splice only or you'll need to bring the service cables into a service panel..which would then become your splice point and a sub panel.
Subsequently, question is, can you splice in a panelboard?
A panelboard is designed to be installed inside of a cabinet or cutout box. Therefore, it is physically impossible to splice “inside” a panelboard. So the question now becomes “can a cabinet or cutout box be used for splicing”.
Can wires be spliced in a panel?
So basically yes, splices are FINE in a breaker panel.