unpowering wall outlet having wall switch

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Old 01-05-03, 05:43 PM
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unpowering wall outlet having wall switch

I am removinging an existing wall lamp fixture that is controlled by a wall switch (need to put china cabinet and lamp protrudes too far into space). I am told that simply covering open wires with wire nuts, pushing them back into wall opening, and turning wall switch off is insufficient safeguard. What is safe way to put this receptacle out of use without necessarily pulling wires from switch (in future years a wall lamp here may be handy)?

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Old 01-05-03, 05:50 PM
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Re: unpowering wall outlet having wall switch

Originally posted by davidnadine
I am removinging an existing wall lamp fixture that is controlled by a wall switch (need to put china cabinet and lamp protrudes too far into space). I am told that simply covering open wires with wire nuts, pushing them back into wall opening, and turning wall switch off is insufficient safeguard. What is safe way to put this receptacle out of use without necessarily pulling wires from switch (in future years a wall lamp here may be handy)?

Thanks!
What you described would be sufficient, however you can go one step further. Disconnect and wire nut the two wires in the switch box. You can then re-install the dead switch for a later reconnect, or leave the switch out and buy a blank cover plate.
 
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Old 01-06-03, 07:09 AM
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I assume that you will also put a blank plate over the lamp box, you have to cover the box with something...
 
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Old 01-06-03, 08:19 AM
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The China cabinet should suffice.














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