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Hi,
I've got a circuit that is old k-n-t through my entire plastered first floor ceiling. It ends in my kitchen where I have torn out my ceiling to replace it and all the lights in it. Since I am powering my new lights with a new circuit I obviously will not need to use the old stuff that is up there. Here is my question:
What is the proper way to seal up the k-n-t wire ends?
I can't tear all of it out because it disappears above the ceiling into the rest of the first floor. I'd have to rip all my ceilings out which I am not wanting to do.

Thanks in advance,
Jason
 

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Has the other end been disconnected at the fuses?
 

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Has the other end been disconnected at the fuses?
No. It feeds all the ceiling lights on my first floor. I need to leave the circuit live. At the other end it is fed by a piece of romex from the panel to a junction box where it ties into the original k-n-t. That k-n-t disappears into the wall and only emerges again where I need to terminate it.
 

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If my memery serves me right it's againt code to repair, extend, or splice into an ungrounded circut.
I'm sure some of the full time fine electritions on here will chime in soon once they eat dinner to back me up or bust me a new one. lol
 

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All you really need to do is cap them off. In this situation, I usually tape the wirenuts as well.
 

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All you really need to do is cap them off. In this situation, I usually tape the wirenuts as well.
Oh no, not taped wire nuts. Grin.
 

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if this junction of wires is in your kitchen ceiling you might install a 4" round clip in where the wires are spliced and place a smoke detector over the box. this will allow you to have access to the junction and be functional. hopefully it won't go off every time you cook. if it does, you have a decision to make.
 

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If my memery serves me right it's againt code to repair, extend, or splice into an ungrounded circut.
I'm sure some of the full time fine electritions on here will chime in soon once they eat dinner to back me up or bust me a new one. lol

Would dissconnectting it be considered "repair, extend or splice" ?
Me thinks not !
 
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