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broadbear 03-28-2009 07:20 PM

Remove light switch
 
I am refinishing some drywall, and I want to remove a light switch that I no longer need. Can I just unscrew the wires from the light switch and patch it up? Is there any issue with breaking the circuit (will I lose all power on that wall?)? Should I protect the exposed wiring somehow before patching?

Thanks!

qbert 03-28-2009 08:11 PM

You should disconnect the switch to see if anything else is fed from it. Then trace wiring and disconnect feeder for switch remove wiring/ box, patch away!

220/221 03-29-2009 01:39 PM

If there are more than 2 wires in it (one cable) do NOT patch over it.

I will hunt you down and kick your ass :furious:

Only two wires, cap them, put a blank cover on the box and patch away.

A simple blank cover is always the best approach. Someday, someone may want to unremodel your remodel.


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