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j_sun 02-01-2013 05:17 PM

Proper way to terminate end of old k-n-t run I need to leave live
 
Hi,
I've got a circuit that is old k-n-t through my entire plastered first floor ceiling. It ends in my kitchen where I have torn out my ceiling to replace it and all the lights in it. Since I am powering my new lights with a new circuit I obviously will not need to use the old stuff that is up there. Here is my question:
What is the proper way to seal up the k-n-t wire ends?
I can't tear all of it out because it disappears above the ceiling into the rest of the first floor. I'd have to rip all my ceilings out which I am not wanting to do.

Thanks in advance,
Jason

joecaption 02-01-2013 05:25 PM

Has the other end been disconnected at the fuses?

j_sun 02-01-2013 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1107438)
Has the other end been disconnected at the fuses?

No. It feeds all the ceiling lights on my first floor. I need to leave the circuit live. At the other end it is fed by a piece of romex from the panel to a junction box where it ties into the original k-n-t. That k-n-t disappears into the wall and only emerges again where I need to terminate it.

joecaption 02-01-2013 05:33 PM

If my memery serves me right it's againt code to repair, extend, or splice into an ungrounded circut.
I'm sure some of the full time fine electritions on here will chime in soon once they eat dinner to back me up or bust me a new one. lol

k_buz 02-01-2013 06:58 PM

All you really need to do is cap them off. In this situation, I usually tape the wirenuts as well.

Jim Port 02-01-2013 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k_buz (Post 1107503)
All you really need to do is cap them off. In this situation, I usually tape the wirenuts as well.

Oh no, not taped wire nuts. Grin.

buddy builder 02-02-2013 07:23 AM

if this junction of wires is in your kitchen ceiling you might install a 4" round clip in where the wires are spliced and place a smoke detector over the box. this will allow you to have access to the junction and be functional. hopefully it won't go off every time you cook. if it does, you have a decision to make.

RTypeEman 02-02-2013 03:39 PM

i would terminate it the way it would have been done originally:
http://www.mastercraftinc.com/Images/k_t_example.gif

dmxtothemax 02-03-2013 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1107450)
If my memery serves me right it's againt code to repair, extend, or splice into an ungrounded circut.
I'm sure some of the full time fine electritions on here will chime in soon once they eat dinner to back me up or bust me a new one. lol


Would dissconnectting it be considered "repair, extend or splice" ?
Me thinks not !


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