Outlet removal

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Old 12-02-01, 12:07 PM
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Question Outlet removal

I am trying to remove a wall outlet from my bathroom. After removing the outlet, I clipped the bare wire from 2 black and 2 white wires. I then used wire nuts to keep the whites with the whites and the blacks with the blacks. When I turned the circut breaker back on, no power in any of the outlets in the circut.

How do I handle this? Do I wire nut the white and black wires together? Please help!
 
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Old 12-02-01, 12:29 PM
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You need to strip 5/8" off the ends of all four wires, wire the black to black (hot) and the white to white (neutral), (and the bare ground wires to bare wires, if there), twist the like-kind wires together and then wirenut them together to continue the circuit to the other outlets.
You have to leave access to these connections with a coverplate over that box. You cannot just bury it in a wall.
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Old 12-02-01, 12:53 PM
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Excellent advice, OldGuy. And right to the point.
 
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