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Old 11-12-02, 05:41 AM
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I recently converted from an electric dryer to a gas dryer. The electric dryer had its own 60A 240V breaker box. I shut it down aat the box and capped off the ends. The gas dryer obviously does not need it. My question is this - what is the best way to now handle this "old circuit"? I have similar capped off circuits in the house (when I converted from an electric oven to a gas one) which were done by electricians. I can't help but feel that leaving them around & shut off at the breaker box can't be the safest (Let's say someone accidentally turns on that breaker again - as what happened when I had some work recently done) There has to be a better way to handle these.
 
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You could have the wires disconnected at the breakers. Then even if the breaker was turned on the wire would not be energized. I would not remove the wires. Someone later on might wnat to install an electric dryer or stove.
 
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Old 11-12-02, 06:04 AM
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you could just disconnect the breakers in the panel. make sure they are turned off, remove the wires, wirenut them off and put a small stringtag or label on the wires so 10 years from now you will remember what you did. if you are feeling really brave, you could remove the breakers completely, you will be able to find blank offs in any electrical supply, but they are panel brand specific.. id turn the main off before you attempt to remove the breakers though!!
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It's a tie. Exactly the same time.
 
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yeah, and i type slow!!!
 
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