ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Recent Posts
Do we need grounding?
by gfretwell - 04/06/24 08:32 PM
by tortuga - 03/30/24 07:39 PM
Increasing demand factors in residential
by tortuga - 03/28/24 05:57 PM
Portable generator question
by Steve Miller - 03/19/24 08:50 PM
240V only in a home and NEC?
by dsk - 03/19/24 06:33 AM
New in the Gallery:
This is a new one
This is a new one
by timmp, September 24
Few pics I found
Few pics I found
by timmp, August 15
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 37 guests, and 14 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
#81832 09/22/02 10:04 PM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 5
Boomer Offline OP
Junior Member
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

Stay up to Code with the Latest NEC:

>> 2023 NEC & Related Reference & Exam Prep
2023 NEC & Related Reference & Study Guides

Pass Your Exam the FIRST TIME with the Latest NEC & Exam Prep

>> 2020 NEC & Related Reference & Study Guides

#81833 09/22/02 11:49 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 111
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 06:43 AM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,392
I thought just Fire Alarms required tags....

[Linked Image]

#81835 09/23/02 07:05 AM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,457
Is this a building renovation or are you just adding a few circuits?

#81836 09/23/02 08:49 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,148
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.


Link Copied to Clipboard
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5