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In changing the bottom element the connecting wires with the staycon fell back behind the wall into the insulation , how can I retrieve them there are several numbers (ie.) 164D3333P124-2 JBP24 JBP26 JBP30 JBP35

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Ry this website:
STAYCON CodeS-SourceS.com

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

  • Ginko
    Ginko Mar 08, 2009

    You can try getting the wires back using a rigid wire, too hook up the wires.

    When this happens, the regular solution is making the hole in the wall bigger , so to access the wires and get them back.


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