Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LanceT does what it says
I damaged a romex cable with a nail gun. I was planning on just fixing it with a junction box, but decided to try this instead after reading about them online. This worked perfectly! And since I had limited cable length to work with this was a better solution than the junction box especially since it didn't need any more cable length to install. I only gave it four stars because it's kind of fussy to work with and DO NOT test fit the plastics parts or wire clamps. The are designed for a permanent fit.
November 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ROC912G Be warned!
I purchased four of these kits when I remodeled my kitchen. I removed the soffits and had to re-route the wiring - which of course was no longer of sufficient length to get to the outlet. The kits were cumbersome / tricky to use but I got the hang of it, and I was very happy with the result. No tracing wires and very few holes in my kitchen walls. However, about 6 months later one of these kits failed. For some reason, one of the internal connections simply failed and took out the entire circuit. As the kit was behind my newly painted and finished walls, I was not happy about having to punch a hole. Then it dawned on me that I was not 100% sure where the kit was located!
I would still recommend this product but I would also in future:
1) make the connection behind a kitchen cabinet or something that can hide the hole you have to punch if one fails. This saves repainting etc.
2) Make detailed plans or take photo's of where the kit is installed.
The other three kits are still working fine.
September 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TonyD Don't Buy this
Cumbersome to assemble - poorly designed - waste of time and money.
Tyco should do better - this is a bad product.
December 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sstaggen Works well to add slack in a remodel job
I used one of these to add about 1.5 feet of romex when I needed to add a box in the attic. I would suggest you that after you put one side of the wire in the adapter, you align and mark "B" for black on the other because the two pieces are inverted when you put it together, so take a minute to make sure you have the black to black, etc.
It is a bit cumbersome to work with, the reason for 4 stars.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fletch Excellent product for a very specific purpose
This is an excellent product for a VERY specific purpose.
This product is for a spice inside a wall. It is illegal to splice a wire inside a wall with wire nuts so you must put them in a exposed box.
This NEC approved splice can be hidden behind a wall. (verify this with local building codes that may differ from NEC)
This can NOT be reused. So go slow and match the cables correctly before you snap it together.
If you can use a junction box and wire nuts you will save a lot of money over this device BUT if you are doing a complicated remodel and cant or wont rip out all the drywall or walls and need to splice a cable inside a wall this is NEC legal way to do it.
Yes it is not cheap but for a hidden splice i very highly recommend it.
January 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by diablo Gets the job done. Great product to correct in-wall accidetal wire cuts.
This product definetively serves it purpose. I accidentally cut an romex wire in a pretty bad spot. I did not want a box showing and had very little slack on the wire. Apparently you don't need an electrical box and you can burry this union in the wall. I don't kwow the code, so I'm taking the producs description by heart. The only slight negative, is that it is a little hard to install if room is limited. In my case, I installed through a 4x5" hole on the wall. Cutting a larger hole would have made it much easier.....so not really a negative. HD has thsi product for a better price than Amazon.
December 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ColoradoElectrician Time saver, beats using 2 junction boxes.
Assembly was slightly tricky, make sure you read the instructions before proceeding as the connection is irreversible once made. Very useful where junction boxes can't be concealed. Once you get the hang of it, this spice can be installed in less than 5-minutes.
December 23, 2014