Splice In Middle of Wire instead of Piggyback
Someone tapped into my furnace circuit for a lone outlet in another room. I would like to remove this outlet and truly make the circuit dedicated to the furance and the lampholder above it.
Power comes into a junction box with lampholder before furnace.The lampholder is connected with 2 wires under each screw.
One set of wires under lamp screws goes to the outlet and the other is actually spliced in the middle of the wire and pass thru to the furnace.
14/2 comes into box which I will piggyback going to the lampholder and to the furnace. There would be 3 #14 under red wire nut then.
Is this an acceptable fix?
And what is this middle splice called and is it an acceptable practice?
Im assuming 2 wires under one screw is not permitted