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Old 02-24-2011, 02:48 PM   #16
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I know the 2002 says to remove abandoned communications cable in plenums and ceilings. I don't think it applies to high voltage cabling.

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Old 02-24-2011, 03:40 PM   #17
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I know the 2002 says to remove abandoned communications cable in plenums and ceilings. I don't think it applies to high voltage cabling.
Yes. There are many references to removing abandoned accessible cables in Chapters 7 and 8 of the NEC. That is a long way from removing ALL unused cables. I get tired of people posting hearsay code references. It's like a bad case of the old "telephone" game. One person tells another person tells another person and next thing you know, the code book is irrelevant. I suggest that any time someone tells you something is in the code, you ask for the reference (year and section).

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Well I just wanted to thank you all for your help. I think I found the problem joint but with some luck...

I guess I got lucky because I hate drywall work.
Avro,

you may want to go to HD or other big box store.. buy yourself a pencil tester.. it is a very useful, easy to use tool that will help you trace power problems. you touch it to a wire and the tip glows if it is energized, so tracing a wire is simple... you can touch each side of a connection and see if you have power on each.

glad you found your issue, I also would recommend that you plan a rainy day and replace all of the crimps and paper tape with wire-nuts and new tape.

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Avro,

glad you found your issue, I also would recommend that you plan a rainy day and replace all of the crimps and paper tape with wire-nuts and new tape.

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Good advice to replace bad splices, but why would you use tape with wire-nuts?

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