Originally Posted by brocasArea001
There's a junction box in my kitchen that has a 14-3 form the source and two 14-2's spliced out from it. The red going to the first 14-2 and the black going to the other 14-2.
I want to remove one of the 14-2's because I no longer need it. Is it safe to just connect the red AND black from the 14-3 to the black of one 14-2? Or should I get rid of the 14-3 all together from the source and run 14-2 so that my junction box will connect to 14-2's together?
hopefully the question makes sense.
DO not connect the red and black. This sounds like a multi wire branch circuit, connecting the 2 hot legs (red and black) will cause a direct short.
Why not just put a wire nut on the wire you are no longer using, then it can remain there for future use? I am not sure why you would need to connect it to another wire, maybe I am missing something?