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Old 01-05-08, 09:15 AM
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I'm moving an electric heater from one wall to another. (no probs there) The old wire from the thermostat to the heater runs under the floor and I can't pull it out (obviously tacked down) I have no issue just twisting off one end in the thermostat box but the other end where the heater was is going to be floor space. Is it legal to just push it into the floor and forget about it or do I need to build in a box and leave it accessible?

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Old 01-05-08, 09:49 AM
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If you are absolutely sure you will never need it again....Push away, as long as it isnt live. In the future to insure it never becomes live...push the "BOX -END" out of the box and into the wall cavity, and TRULY forget it.

Its called "Abandoning" and yes its perfectly code compliant.
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You must push the other end out of the thermostat box. You cannot have one end in a live box (even if not connected) and the other end open in a floor or wall.

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