I need to cut off power.

Old 06-29-03, 08:22 PM
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I need to cut off power.

Due to a kitchen remodel, I need to temporarily cut off the power to a few outlets. I can't turn off the breaker during the whole remodel period because other outlets and lights on the same circuit need to remain functional. Fortunately (I think) , the ones I need to cut off are at the end of the line.

To illustrate, power runs to outlet A, and from there to outlet B, and then to outlet C. Assume I want to keep outlet A functional, and want to kill off B and C. What I was thinking was that I would remove outlet B and do my thing with the incoming wire at that location. Question is, do I wire-nut and tape securely the black wire by itself, and do the same with the white wire and tuck them away safely out of the way...or do I just wire-nut the black and white together with a single wire-nut?

Old 06-29-03, 10:13 PM
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Wirenut and tape the black and white B incoming wires separately.
Old 06-30-03, 06:20 AM
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Good advice OldGuy. Connect 'em together and you'll likely see some sparks, as you would have created a dead short!
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Wire not them separately or open receptacle A and disconnect them there.

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