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but here it can be done
this is what the electrician said
anything can be done. as long as the authority having jurisdiction approves the appropriate safety measures were taken when doing whatever you're trying to shortcut says so in more big words in the code books its always good to ask the inspector what counter measures need to be taken if you intend on doing something thats not to code.. if he's going to approve it, he'll tell you what you need to do to have him approve it
NO wirenuts , if you are short use a junction box 4x4 , 6x6 or 12x12 that way the inspector will approve...See the NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE 2002 ARTICLE 312.8 Enclosures for Switches or Overcurrent Devices shall not be used as junction boxs,auxiliary gutters or raceways for conductors feeding through or tapping off etc, etc, IT'S JUST NOT PROFESSIONAL
312.8 Enclosures for Switches or Overcurrent Devices.
Enclosures for switches or overcurrent devices shall not be
used as junction boxes, auxiliary gutters, or raceways for
conductors feeding through or tapping off to other switches
or overcurrent devices, unless adequate space for this purpose
is provided. The conductors shall not fill the wiring
space at any cross section to more than 40 percent of the
cross-sectional area of the space, and the conductors,
splices, and taps shall not fill the wiring space at any cross
section to more than 75 percent of the cross-sectional area
of that space.
You have never had to move a breaker to another slot and have the wire too short?