Drywall Over 2 Gang Electrical Box That Has Dead Circuit? - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-09-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

Drywall over 2 gang electrical box that has dead circuit?


I just converted over from a swamp cooler to refrigerated air and the installers left a white cover on my wall where the switches for the swamp cooler were. This circuit is fed from the heater closet and that is all that is on that breaker. If I disconnect the old swamp cooler circuit where it loops in the heater closet and cut the wires so they can't be hooked up again can I legally drywall over the dead 2 gang box?


wbc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 11:26 PM   #2
Code05's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Easton MD
Posts: 1,893
Rewards Points: 1,104

Yes, you can. No chance of reconnection, correct?


Code05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
" Euro " electrician
frenchelectrican's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: WI & France { in France for now }
Posts: 5,369
Rewards Points: 2,000

As long you disconnect and remove from the breaker box that circuit is no longer used at all then yeah you can cover it up complety.

are you useing the heater circuit in cold weather if so you will need that circuit however you will have to find where it goes from the heater unit area to former swamp cooler device once you find it and complety remove it or cut the wires super short and push it out of the box if possible that is the safest way to be legit.

{ you may need a ohmmeter to verify it to make sure you disconnect the correct one }

The answer will be based on NEC ( National Electrical code ) or CEC ( Cananda Electrical code ) or ECF ( Electrique Code France )
frenchelectrican is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 08:29 AM   #4
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

It goes from the breaker to the heater closet then to the swamp cooler. So yes, I was planning to cut the wires short at both ends and then push them what was left into the wall.

Thanks for the replies.
wbc is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
electrical cover installation on repaired drywall wlh000001 Electrical 2 08-21-2011 10:36 PM
Dead 15A Circuit Coldman Electrical 14 04-04-2009 12:16 PM
Insulation around a electrical circuit breaker box terpsing Electrical 4 02-03-2009 03:08 PM
Dead circuit - Breaker not tripped Anne Electrical 2 08-09-2008 03:29 PM
Dead outlet and switches on otherwise live circuit viking1974 Electrical 4 08-23-2007 05:30 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1