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#81832 - 09/22/02 07:04 PM Abandon Wiring
Boomer Offline
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Registered: 02/16/02
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While installing circuits in a ceiling of a commerical building I was told I have to remove all the abandon wiring in the ceiling. There is a lot of old wire. Is there any NEC code that requires this? Boomer

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#81833 - 09/22/02 08:49 PM Re: Abandon Wiring
Sean WB Offline

Registered: 09/15/02
Posts: 113
Loc: South TX
Unless they are tagged for future use, I believe they do have to come down.there are NEC regulations concerning abandoned wire.

[This message has been edited by Sean WB (edited 09-22-2002).]
I did not get as think so badly as you shocked I did.

#81834 - 09/23/02 03:43 AM Re: Abandon Wiring
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
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I thought just Fire Alarms required tags....

#81835 - 09/23/02 04:05 AM Re: Abandon Wiring
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
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Loc: Holden, MA USA
Is this a building renovation or are you just adding a few circuits?

#81836 - 09/23/02 05:49 AM Re: Abandon Wiring
resqcapt19 Offline

Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: IL
The "remove or tag" rule only appears in Chapter 7 and 8 Articles. At this time there is no rule to "remove or tag" Chapter 3 wiring. It is a good practice to remove the
abandoned wiring, and is often required by the job specs.


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