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Old 07-10-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Condensing down a long story, I had a junction I could not find. As a result, I bypassed that circuit, disconnected the feed (which I could trace in the basement), and had the entire light path rewired with a new feed. So worst case it was still a concealed junction, but a dead one. On a hunch, I checked my fridge outlet and found the junction in a hidden 3-gang box (only one gang with the fridge outlet was previously visible and the rest was under wooden paneling...). I also found two already disconnected sets of wires which I'm not really sure I know where they go. I was able to remove one set of wires entirely becuase the wires were done later in the house's life and were not stapled. I cut a hole in the wall and the other set of wires I can trace have been removed from a box on both ends, but can't be completely removed due to staples. I plan to leave that wire in the wall/ceiling (now completely disconnected from a box on both ends), to tie the grounds together for all wires in the box (live and dead) and wire nut cap every dead wire and wrap with tape to be sure. I'm also going to put the end of one of the now dead wires (the previous feed for the hidden junction) into a dead end box in the basement and cap the wires in that (as well as tie the ground into the box).

Is this all a correct way to do this?

A diagram of my plan:
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:02 PM   #2
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You may also want to tape a note to each wire saying where the other end of it is. who knows...it may come in handy sometime.
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