loose wire in crawl space


Old 03-16-13, 02:01 PM
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loose wire in crawl space

I bought a 1962 brick home on a crawlspace this week, and the inspector recommended we secure a few loose wires in the crawl space. I'm don't yet know anything about electrical wiring, but I'm planning to turn off all the power to my house and staple the wire so it's no longer touching the ground. I'm wondering if that is a good idea or if I should take additional steps to secure the wire like capping it, figuring out where the wire goes to and shutting off the breaker, or removing it altogether.
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Old 03-16-13, 02:11 PM
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By loose, do you mean just saging or that the wires end with nothing connected to them?

If just a sag, get a box of wiring staples and tack them up. If they terminate in space, you need to find out if they are live and where they originate before tackling them.
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