What should I do with this wire?

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Old 02-18-16, 12:56 PM
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What should I do with this wire?

The previous owner had wired the microwave to a kitchen light circuit in the ceiling. I relocated the mico and need advise on what to do with these live wires, ceiling access will be difficult. I'm sure you cant just shove them into the wall.

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Old 02-18-16, 01:11 PM
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Sorry, what is it we're looking at in the picture - wires just protruding from a wall/ceiling without a junction box?
 
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No.... you can't just stuff live wires in the wall. What are your intentions for the wall finish ?
 
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The wires originally terminated at a receptacle located in a cabinet for a microwave below. I have relocated the microwave and no longer need this and there will be a cabinet at this location
 
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Can you disconnect them from the circuit at the other end so they are no longer live?
 
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That would be the best solution but access to above the ceiling would be difficult do to my size. I'm looking for alternative ideas.
 
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The only other option I can see, then, would be to install a junction box and put a blank plate on it for these wires to reside inside.
 
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What's on the other side of the wall? You could cut a j-box through to that side and put a blank cover on it.
 
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The other end of the wires should be in an existing fixture box. It may not take much to disconnect them.
 
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Can you tell what is on that circuit?often times in older homes that may have been a feed to the exhaust hood over the stove and someone converted it to a micro feed,I would bet it is fed from a ceiling fixture near the hood, in which case shut the circuit breakers off until you turn the ceiling fixture off and I bet the wire will be dead,try that and report back.
 
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Old 02-19-16, 01:35 PM
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I think Geo is right because I deal with this all the time during kitchen remodels.

It was OK to power a vent hood from the lighting circuit. Someone later changed the vent hood to a Microwave Hood Combo and didn't bother to install a new circuit.

I'm sure you cant just shove them into the wall.
You can just shove them in the wall... But only after finding the other end and properly cutting the wires to abandon them in the wiring box.
 
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