Remove old wiring?


Old 03-18-14, 05:18 PM
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Remove old wiring?

What to do with old wiring? Especially that which is stapled inside the walls? Canít pull it out. Just cut it off where I can?
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Old 03-18-14, 05:30 PM
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Yep, it is called "abandoned in place". After all power is removed cut the wires as close to the edge of the box as possible and then shove them out of the box. If you cannot remove power from both ends then you must leave the insulated ends accessible and a blank cover on the box.
Old 03-21-14, 06:39 AM
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When ever I abandon wires after the power is removed I strip the ends and wire nut all together so that they can't be reenergized unintentionally.

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