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abandoned cables/conductors #198610
01/29/11 02:11 PM
01/29/11 02:11 PM
triple  Offline OP
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 184
Where can I find the code requiring the removal of abandoned cables and conductors unless they are labled "spare" or "for future use"?

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Re: abandoned cables/conductors [Re: triple] #198613
01/29/11 02:40 PM
01/29/11 02:40 PM
gfretwell  Offline

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There are rules in cellular raceway system, low voltage, alarm and data center articles but I don't know of anything specific in article 300 wiring.

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Re: abandoned cables/conductors [Re: gfretwell] #198621
01/29/11 06:10 PM
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George Little  Offline
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Greg I don't know if this is relevant or not but 590.3(D) might apply depending on what the OP is talking about. And if it's one of the cables in Chapter 7 or 8 they need to be removed or tagged per XXX.25

Last edited by George Little; 01/29/11 06:10 PM.

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Re: abandoned cables/conductors [Re: George Little] #198637
01/30/11 02:42 PM
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triple  Offline OP
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Posts: 184
Thank you Mr Little. That was the info I was looking for. Using your help and the additional information available in the Handbook, I found a total of ten articles related to this subject.


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