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pharmer

09:41AM | 09/07/04
Member Since: 09/06/04
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I have recently removed a wall bisecting a room containing two 120V outlets and a overhad light switch. I am now left with wires, outlets and a switch box which need to be removed.

Before demolition of the wall I shut off all power to the switch and outlets in that room at the power panel.

I would now like to cut the wiring and pull the cables back into the cellar for the outlets and into the ceiling for the switch.

How do I deadend the wires safely>

The wall switch is one of two in the room. One switch should remain live when I'm done. The oulets are no longer needed.

pharmer

Tom O

03:39PM | 09/07/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
476 lifetime posts
Pull the cables back as you describe. Intall a junction box on the end of each one. Put a wire nut on the end of each insulated conductor. Attach the ground wire to the box (if there is a ground wire). Put on the cover.

joed

04:42PM | 09/07/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
If the switch is one of 2 3way switches you will need to do some rewiring of the other switch and possibly the light that they controlled.


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