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Old 09-24-2011, 08:55 AM   #1
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Hi,

Really basic question here. I am replacing a window that actually has a wired alarm sensor attached to it and the window company asked me to unplug it. I actually don't want to use that sensor again since it is a small window and I don't even use my alarm system.

Can I just cut it, put some electricial tape at the end and hide it in the wall. Is there any fire risk if I do that?

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Old 09-24-2011, 09:24 AM   #2
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If the alarm system is disconnected, then those wires are no longer in use.

Even if they were still in use, they are considered "low voltage" and as such would not pose any fire hazard.

Just snip `em off, and tuck into the wall.

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Thanks a lot!

Was simpler than I thought. Happy not to have called an electrician for this.
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Disconnect the wires,wire them together in case you move and new owner wants to use security alarm again. Strong selling point.
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Why not just leave them up there with the magnet connected in case you or new owner wants to wire it up again you won't have to fish in the wall for it.
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I'll just keep the wires in the wall. This window sensor was kind of useless since it is a very small window (the smallest on the first floor) and leads right in front of a motion detector.

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