Panel with breaker to a wire that goes nowhere??

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Old 09-17-13, 01:22 PM
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Panel with breaker to a wire that goes nowhere??

I am trying to find out if it is a code violation to have an 8 gauge wire coiled in an attic that goes no where. Its not hooked up to anything yet, but I have been told that the panel where the wire comes from cannot have a breaker installed into it since the wire is not hooked up to an appliance or device.

Is this true? It makes sense from a safety standpoint, but I want to know if its a code issue.
 
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Old 09-17-13, 01:28 PM
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I doubt it is a wire. I'll bet it's a cable. It is a 10 minute job when you do decide to hook it up. If you terminate it in a junction box with a cover that remains accessible it would be code compliant to connect it to a breaker.
 
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Old 09-17-13, 05:01 PM
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I have been told that the panel where the wire comes from cannot have a breaker installed into it since the wire is not hooked up to an appliance or device.
No, this is not a code issue just to install the breaker. It would be an obvious safety issue, however, if the circuit were connected to that breaker while the cable is just coiled in the attic.
 
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