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        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.

        This message has been edited. Last edited by: Andrea Murrieta,
        Posts: 1 | Registered: Sep 26, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        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.

        Popeye only reached for the Spinach can as a last resort...
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