All, [rant] I am just about fed up with whomever was contracted to do my house's electrical rough in. I have, since moving in, been going through the process of replacing all of the 1960's era outlets and switches. No problem, right? Wrong. Every single switch and outlet has absolutely ZERO slack in the wire. It's almost impossible to get the outlets/switches out of their boxes. It's like they installed them and then went to the other end of the run and pulled the wire tight. This has got to be the most moronic practice I have ever seen. Did they used to teach electricians to install wiring like this?[/rant] To get around this, I am, most likely, breaking a bunch of NEC regs by splicing in extensions on each conductor. My only saving grace is that the junction is still inside the box. Does anyone have any suggestions of what to do other than rerun every wire run in my home? Does anyone happen to know if the extension leads I am having to use are agains code (I know codes differ from area to area)?