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Sep 26, 2013, 04:11 PM
Andrea Murrieta
Live wires
Hello, can anyone tell me if I have live wires that have been capped, if its ok to used electrical tape and tape them to a cabinet out of the way if un-used? This scares me a little but I would have to tear my counter and cabinets apart to find the box and I just can't afford to do that.

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Sep 26, 2013, 04:56 PM
Wire nuts and tape is a NEC allowable practice.
If those wires are exposed [in a cabinet] placing them in a NEC approved box with an approved connector and a blank cover is required. If in a wall you can skip the box.
When you think about it live wire runs though out your house. Having a set that is live but does not power anyone circuit is really no different.

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