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Old 04-22-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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What is required to 'close out' a receptacle on a wall to be removed?


I am looking to tear down a couple small walls in the basement and there are a couple receptacles on these walls. What is required to close out these receptacles? I am think I just need to trace the circut back to the receptacle that it is hooked into and undo the wiring to free the receptacle I want to remove. Is there anything else involved?

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What is required to 'close out' a receptacle on a wall to be removed?


Your theory is fine except for one possibility. The receptacle you want to remove could be in the middle of the run. As well as having power coming into it, it could also be feeding power to other devices. If you want those other devices to keep[ functioning then the power feed to them will need to be adjusted. All connections must be made in junction boxes. You can not bury hidden junction inside a wall or ceiling. They must remain accessible.

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