Capping Live Wires

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Old 01-15-21, 04:38 PM
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Capping Live Wires

Hello. I disassembled an electric baseboard heater and will not replace. The wires have been capped. Can I install those wires in an electrical box that I will cut in the drywall and simply use a cover plate? It will be low to the baseboard but I dont care provided the code permits this. Thanks

 
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Old 01-15-21, 05:06 PM
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Is there a basement below?
 
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Hi. No this is in the basement
 
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Old 01-15-21, 05:46 PM
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A box with cover is okay. Access to the box must be maintained, can't cover with drywall or other type of wall finishes.
 
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Old 01-15-21, 06:21 PM
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Can I install those wires in an electrical box that I will cut in the drywall and simply use a cover plate?
Yes. Get a remodel box and install it in the wall. You can just put a blank on it or rewire the circuit to 120v and install a receptacle.
 
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Thank you much appreciated
 
 

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