Securing an unused wire


Old 04-21-10, 04:01 PM
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Securing an unused wire

I had a wire traveling from a live 20 Amp counter outlet box to a box in a wall that had apparently been drywalled over. To reduce any confusion with what this wire was and what it was powering, I removed it from the drywalled over box. In the live box, I tied in the ground wire and capped off the others in the live box. I would have removed the wire entirely, but it's stapled to the joists behind the wall. My question is what do I do with the other end of the wire that is currently hanging out of the floor and into the basement? Should I put it in a box and tie in the ground or should I just cut it short and close to the hole it's coming out of it?
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Old 04-21-10, 04:52 PM
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If you are asking about what to do with the far end of the wire that is now not used. Just install it in an accessible junction box, cap the wires and label it as to its original purpose.

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