Hi, we got a new over the range microwave and when my husband was drilling a hole for one of the screws to hang the microwave he accidentally slightly damaged an electrical wire behind the wall. He noticed it when he was manually threading the screw to see if it fit and he got schocked. He opened the drywall to see the damage and it was only a very small tear on the insulation that wraps the inside wires. You could see the metal wire,it was about the size of a pin head, no more. We wrapped that part with a 3M black electrical tape and proceeded to closed the drywall and installed our microwave. The wall is brick and concrete and the drywall is a very thick one.
We want now to know if we did the right thing or we should have replaced the whole wire. Thanks for your replies.
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