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Old 01-05-2014, 09:12 AM   #1
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What to do with old stove cable?


There was an oven here but we removed it and now it's just going to be a normal wall. On the other side is a closet so I was thinking of just putting an access panel and leaving the wire the way it is (off at the breaker though). Is this okay? Any other suggestions?
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:21 AM   #2
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Pull the wire completely out, or install a junction box facing into the closet with a blank plate.

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If the wire is not pulled and you go with just a junction box I'd make sure and write what it is on the back side of the cover, remove and cap the wires, on the breaker and mark the wires in the breaker box.

The best way would be to remove the wire as suggested completely.
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Or install a deep 4 square box with a 2 gang ring and a blank plate near the floor in the wall.
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My preference would be to leave it. Never know when plans change in the future (by you or future owner). Remove the receptacle and put it in a 4" square with a blank cover. Remove the wires from the breaker, cover with wires nuts and label to where they go.
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By installing an access panel you should be fine code wise. The wires are in a box and they will be accessible.
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Getting rid of it would be a hassle since I'm sure it's stapled in the walls.

I think I'll disconnect and label at the panel, take off the outlet and put a metal box labeled with nuts and then close it off in an access panel in the closet.

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