ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by Bill Addiss. 08/13/18 05:52 PM
Upgrade the old panel
by gfretwell. 08/13/18 12:20 AM
depth of duckbank
by ghost307. 08/12/18 09:26 PM
Section 179 vehicle purchases
by BigB. 08/05/18 01:06 PM
Don't you buy this stuff
by BigB. 08/05/18 01:00 PM
New in the Gallery:
Plug terminals
Housebilding DIY wiring
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 5 guests, and 19 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Cable Abandonment #95802
10/06/05 08:59 PM
10/06/05 08:59 PM
S
ShockMe77  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
I was wiring an A/C unit replacement today at a townhouse. The old unit was wired with 6/2 AL and was on a D.P. 60amp circuit breaker. Company policy in this particular situation is to NOT USE the old wiring and install a new circuit. I simply "boxed-off" the old 6/2 AL and disconnected it at the panel. Is there a code in the NEC that disallows doing this?

2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
Re: Cable Abandonment #95803
10/06/05 09:36 PM
10/06/05 09:36 PM
renosteinke  Offline
Cat Servant
Member
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,316
Blue Collar Country
Sounds like good practice.

Where the code addresses abandoned cable, it generally either wants it either treades as hot- wire nuts, junction box, etc, or it wants it removed.

The "detail" is that the NEC does not address abandoned power wiring. Abandoned phone lines, yes- but not the stuff that can zap you.

Re: Cable Abandonment #95804
10/06/05 09:55 PM
10/06/05 09:55 PM
S
ShockMe77  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
Thank you Reno. Now I know for sure that my boss was just testing my knowledge of the code. I knew I had done nothing wrong but I was still like "humina-humina" when he was telling me this.


Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
renosteinke
renosteinke
Blue Collar Country
Posts: 5,316
Joined: January 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Popular Topics(Views)
248,573 Are you busy
186,301 Re: Forum
175,758 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.021s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9508 MB (Peak: 1.0752 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-08-17 11:26:02 UTC