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#126345 - 03/21/03 02:51 AM Abandonded Wiring Should Be Removed
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Abandoned wiring ...

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#126346 - 03/21/03 02:32 PM Re: Abandonded Wiring Should Be Removed
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Abandoned wiring ...

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#126347 - 09/11/03 04:34 AM Re: Abandonded Wiring Should Be Removed
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What is the consensus? Should there be a rule in the NEC that will be available such as the following in NFPA 1, Fire Prevention Code:

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6-1.4
Permanent wiring abandoned in place shall be tagged or otherwise identified at its termination and junction points as “Abandoned in Place” or removed from all accessible areas and insulated from contact with other live electrical wiring or devices.
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#126348 - 09/12/03 07:40 AM Re: Abandonded Wiring Should Be Removed
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Joe:
Yes, abandoned wiring should be removed, or safed-off, tagged and secured, PERIOD.

In this area, "low voltage" cabling has been a thorn in a lot of comm buildings. "Line" voltage cabling has not been too bad.

Although "removal" is not code required, the clients that I represent have made it a "SPECIFICATION" in all renovation projects. Conformance to the "spec" is assured by a owner's rep doing a follow-up physical inspection in addition to the local AHJ.

Basically, cleaning up "past sins" makes the whole job neater and easier to work.

Personally, I feel that it should be inclusive into the Code (NEC) that unused, abandoned wiring & conduits be removed or tagged, safes-off, and secured for future use. (IF the cable/wiring is in re-usable condition)

John
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