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Old 12-02-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
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Have one wire in my ceiling that is not going to be used anymore, can I run it into a box, wire nut the ends, cap the box and bury it under the drywall?

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As long as the wire is disconnected at both ends

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Can you get to it above the ceiling?
If so, then yes, otherwise the box has to remain accessible.
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I also have one box that was the main light for the kitchen, I now want to add 6-8 pot lights with the wire coming out of that box, can it be buried or do I need access to it as well?
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I also have one box that was the main light for the kitchen, I now want to add 6-8 pot lights with the wire coming out of that box, can it be buried or do I need access to it as well?
Any junction of live conductors needs to be made in an accessible junction box (accessible from attic is OK, if there is attic space over the ceiling). If the cable is abandoned and disconnected from both ends, it can be buried.
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Any place in a cable (romex or whatever) where conductors are broken (and reconnected with wire-nuts, presumably...but regardless if they are reconnected or just left for dead) have to be accessible from somewhere....if you have an attic, flip the box over and cover it up there.

All that assumes the conductors are still connected to power. As said above, if they are disconnected and are truly "dead" then bury them and forget about them.


EDIT TO ADD: HAHAHA, I type too slow I guess

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