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marteedoty

05:43AM | 08/09/04
Member Since: 07/03/04
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Bvplumbing
I am removing the exhaust fan from above my stove and I was wondering if it takes a certain kind of wire nut to cap the wires as I was not planning on installing another exhaust fan at this time. And yes, I know that I have to turn the power off at the electrical box while doing this! Thanks. Martee

Margaret Doty

joed

02:39PM | 08/09/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
527 lifetime posts
Nothing special required. Just use a nut that fits tightly on the wire. Leave the wires in an accessible box with a cover. You can't hide them inside the wall.

marteedoty

05:17PM | 08/09/04
Member Since: 07/03/04
12 lifetime posts
Joed-- Thanks for your answer but a little late. Wires cut, capped, in a metal box that is screwed to stud and drywall up, mudded, taped, mudded again and done until dry enough to sand tomorrow. Please don't tell me I have to tear it all down??? martee

Margaret Doty

joed

06:46AM | 08/10/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
527 lifetime posts
If you buried that box under the drywall then yes you need to expose it with a blank cover. It is a major code violation to bury connections where they can not be accessed.

marteedoty

06:10PM | 08/10/04
Member Since: 07/03/04
12 lifetime posts
joed, I guess I didn't explain myself very well. The wire has wire nuts on it, is in a metal box nailed to the stud with a cover on it. But, yes, it accessible if I want to use it again. Should I remove the metal cover and replace it with one of those "plastic" covers? Thanks Martee

Margaret Doty

joed

11:47AM | 08/11/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
527 lifetime posts
No it will be fine with a metal cover. I thought you had covered it over with drywall.
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