Simple electrical splicing....I think...advise?
So I am remodeling my kitchen, and removed the soffits above the cabinets, and sure enough electrical wires were cutting through the soffits to the wall, instead of going through the top plate into the wall.
Of course power off the circuits at the main, then I need to re-route these wires into the walls. In most cases the existing wire isnt long enough and I need to cut the wires in the attic, splice the wires with new wire, drill hole in the top plate into the wall, and connect to the switches. These splices should be contained in metal boxes in the attic, attached to a joist. Is this correct? Am I missing something.
The reason I ask, is that this will require many boxes in the attic (10-12?). Just curious if I'm on the right track. Whatever I do, I plan to have an electrician inspect once it's complete.