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Old 02-09-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
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I want to use 4 spaces in a subpanel (15 amp breakers) that are marked for the unused radient heat in the ceiling. They are all currently off and not used. I will be running 3-4 new circuits, for bathroom lighting, GFIC receptacles and smoke alarm circuits for this little remodel. (1) 15A, (3) 20A new circuits to be exact. I will cap off the old wires and leave in panel.

What do I need to be aware of when disableing this old 220 heat source?
Should I remove all of it at the panel or leave well enough alone and just free up the spaces I need? I was also going to remove the old wall controls blank them off. Any feedback on this? Thanks, guys

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I want to use 4 spaces in a subpanel (15 amp breakers) that are marked for the unused radient heat in the ceiling. They are all currently off and not used. I will be running 3-4 new circuits, for bathroom lighting, GFIC receptacles and smoke alarm circuits for this little remodel. (1) 15A, (3) 20A new circuits to be exact. I will cap off the old wires and leave in panel.

What do I need to be aware of when disableing this old 220 heat source?
Should I remove all of it at the panel or leave well enough alone and just free up the spaces I need? I was also going to remove the old wall controls blank them off. Any feedback on this? Thanks, guys
I think you've got the right idea of just removing the wires from the breaker and abandoning them in the panel, and then blanking off the old wall control.

Make sure to turn off your main breaker before removing and installing circuit breakers, and put some wire nuts on the ends of the abandoned wires to avoid accidental contact with anything else in the panel.

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