Moving a light switch

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Old 02-29-00, 06:58 PM
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I need to move an existing light switch 4 feet from where it is currently. There is no slack in the existing wire. I could use the existing switch box as a junction box, and splice in a wire to the new switch box, but I thought code prohibited burying a junction box in a wall. The only wire in the existing switch box is the one going to the light.
 
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Old 02-29-00, 08:25 PM
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hello bill,
yes the code prohibets a junction box from being baried they MUST be axsessabel. u have only 2 options here eather pull new wire 2 the light and new switch box or leave the current switch box exposed and blank plate it and use it as a junction box.
 
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Old 03-02-00, 08:10 PM
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Thanks Sprky. I guess I'll run a new wire to the new switch location. If I disconnect the old switch from the power source, no live wires in the box, can I then abandon that box and cable, and bury that in the wall.

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hello bill,
yes the code prohibets a junction box from being baried they MUST be axsessabel. u have only 2 options here eather pull new wire 2 the light and new switch box or leave the current switch box exposed and blank plate it and use it as a junction box.
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Old 03-03-00, 04:40 PM
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hello bill,
thats not the most advisabel thang 2 do. u realy need to remove as much of the cabel as possabel.
 
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Old 03-04-00, 01:03 PM
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i agree with sprky u need to remove the old wire just in case you ever sell your house and someone finds it and trys to reconnect it that would not be good
 
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