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    Question spliced 10 -3 wire question

    hello, just removed a drop ceiling and found wires above. one wire was a 12-2 and the other was either 10-3 or 12-3. bought extra wire for each spliced each one and connected each to seperate exposed junction boxes on wall. the 10-3 has power when i touch hot to ground and hot to nuetral. the 12-2 has no power now so both original outlets dont work. seems simple but i am at a loss. am i doing anything wrong?? thanx for your time!

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    "Spliced" how, exactly?

    We need more info, like a diagram or something - at least an explanation with more detail...
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    mark, simply cut the 12-2 and the 10-3 then added extra length of each , connected the wires inside junction boxes. basically lengthened each run and attached them to wall so wires wouldn't be hanging from ceiling. hope this helps! thanx bill

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    I was totally confused by the first post. I get it a little clearer now.
    If that is all you did you simply mixed something up.

    EVERYTHING you did should have been color-for-color, wire-for-wire.
    Re-check every splice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capnwill
    hello, just removed a drop ceiling and found wires above. thanx for your time!
    Quote Originally Posted by capnwill
    mark, hope this helps! thanx bill
    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Petey
    I was totally confused by the first post.
    I an totally confused by the first and third post. Is this two different people using the same user name such as Mark and Bill or is this one person using two different sir names?

    NM cable above a lay-in ceiling???????? Hope this is in a residence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwelectric
    I an totally confused by the first and third post. Is this two different people using the same user name such as Mark and Bill or is this one person using two different sir names?
    I think the 3rd post:

    Quote Originally Posted by capnwill
    mark, simply cut the 12-2 and the 10-3 then added extra length of each , connected the wires inside junction boxes. basically lengthened each run and attached them to wall so wires wouldn't be hanging from ceiling. hope this helps! thanx bill
    is his answer to:

    "Spliced" how, exactly?
    and he thinks my name is Mark because my signature line starts with a quote from Master Plumber Mark.


    It would have be less confusing if he'd written "Mark, I simply cut..."
    Master Plumber Mark:

    there is nothing better than the
    manly smell of WD 40 in the air
    while banging away on brass with a chisel and hammer...

    it smells like......victory......

    do not hit your thumb...
    __________________
    Just so everyone's clear: I'm the POODLE in the picture ("french", get it?) The hot woman is my wife.

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