What is required to eliminate electric from office wall?
Originally Posted by flatlander745
I am wondering what is required to completely remove electric service from an office wall that is being removed. This is in Illinois and am bidding a job to remove 2 walls, preform drywall work/paint and am wondering if a licensed electrician needs to perform this type of work and if a permit/ inspection would be involved.
The walls are 8' steel stud with a couple of outlets and a blank plate in them with a drop ceiling above. Does the wiring need to be taken out all the way back to the junction?
You'll need to remove the wire at minimum back to the nearest exposed
junction point. It is not difficult to remove the conduits and boxes since you'll likely find that all connectors are set screw type. The big question is, why does the owner want the recepts removed? If the owner did not object, you could rock over the existing boxes and install blank covers (in this case, you don't even need to remove the wire). Then if they want recepts in the future, it will be very easy to add them.
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