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  1. #1
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    Default Kitchen wall socket

    The wires coming out of the wall are old and too short,so what do I have to do to replace old receptacle.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Kitchen wall socket

    Run new cable or pigtail the wires.

    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Kitchen wall socket

    did you tile your backsplash?

    If yes, then add more wire to the existing wire (pigtails as mentioned) Using the proper sized stranded wire will make the job of stuffing everything back in side the box easier.

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    Default Re: Kitchen wall socket

    Hello that is good advice from the other two. my only question is when you say the wires are old, are they the cloth covered wires where the insulation value might be an issue? be safe buddy and good luck. greg

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