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#81832 09/22/02 09:04 PM
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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 10:49 PM
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Unless they are tagged for future use, I believe they do have to come down.there are NEC regulations concerning abandoned wire.

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#81834 09/23/02 05:43 AM
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I thought just Fire Alarms required tags....

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#81835 09/23/02 06:05 AM
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Is this a building renovation or are you just adding a few circuits?

#81836 09/23/02 07:49 AM
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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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