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Old 02-12-2009, 03:45 PM   #1
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Removing a wire from the panel


I know this may be a dumb question, but can you remove a wire from the panel without the main breaker off? Assuming the breaker for that wire is turned off? I am wondering more about pulling the neutral wire because the other circuits will be on.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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The short answer is yes. Do I recommend it, no.

If you don't have experience working in a panel I would say turn the main breaker off, its your house what is cutting power for 10 minutes going to hurt.

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Thanks, thats what I thought. It's more that I just wanted to know the real answer rather than wanting to do it. I have a healthy respect for electricity.
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