Wiring question

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Old 12-14-05, 07:30 PM
ewblack
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Wiring question

I just removed an old electric stove that was in the wall of my kitchen. In the stove's place I will be installing a cabinet. What should I do with the wiring left behind by the stove? Right now I am just going to cap it, tape it up and leave it behind the cabinet. Is this ok?

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Old 12-14-05, 07:49 PM
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You have two options:

1. Disconnect and remove the other end of the wire from the panel box. Then remove all of the wire you can everywhere it is accessable, and abandon the remaining wire in place.

2. Move the wire into a junction box, put wire nuts on each wire, and put a blank cover over the j-box. This j-box must be left PERMANENTLY ACCESSABLE. You might be able to pull the wire up into the attic, down into the crawl space, or elsewhere where the j-box can be accessable. Do NOT cover the box with the cabinet unless you cut a hole in the back of the cabinet allowing access to the j-box.
 
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