This is a pretty basic question but I wanted to double check. I am repainting my bathroom and I want to temporarily remove a light fixture on the wall, while still using the overhead fixture. How do I leave the wires safely? (I will turn off the electricity when doing this!) What would I do if I wanted to eliminate the fixture indefinately?
Leaving the light off for good may not be a good idea. You must have easy access to any electrical junction/splice. So even if the light is gone, you'll still have a wall plate or something where the fixture is now.