Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
greyboy39

Do you report it

Recommended Posts

Wires terminating into an electrical main panel and not connected. Does it make a difference if wire nuts are installed? If so, is their a code cite you reference? I always have and basically stated no foreign objects in panel..but have never actually seen a code prohibiting it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know of any code that prohibits it, though one could argue that 408.4 requires them to be labeled. (. . . it might be a weak argument.) 

If the wires or cables are neatly tucked in the back of the panel, labeled as to where they go, and cleanly clipped at the ends, I don't say anything about them. (I have cables like this in my own house. One goes to a j-box in the attic and one goes to a j-box in the basement - as future proofing.)

If the wires have their insulation stripped back so that the conductors are exposed, I suggest trimming them and adding wire nuts as well as figuring out where they go and labeling them. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When my SEP was replaced a few years ago I had several "spare" circuits routed in our home (as Jim noted) for future proofing.

Not terminated in panel, but labeled.

I also have 4 extra/spare breakers plugged in, but not yet wired. Also labeled. More future proofing.

Electrician who changed out my panel had recommended the future planning for the "just in case" times.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...