junction box for one single conductor
In the midst of rewiring a bedroom, i made a stupid mistake.
The light fixture was wired with knob and tube. Unlike with modern wiring only one wire went to the switch. I traced the wire that went back to the switch and abandoned it in the wall (cut off both ends, no juice to it whatsoever). However, there was a second wire that went to destinations unknown and is still live.
In my infinite wisdom, I cut the live wire back about a foot from the ceiling box. After a few expletives, I drilled a small hole in the ceiling about a foot from the ceiling box and poked the live wire out of the ceiling and capped it.
Now I'm trying to think what the heck to do with this wire. With it only being a single conductor, even a six cubic inch box is overkill.
I'm thinking about fashioning a single 2.5 cubic inch box for this one wire.
Does anyone have any creative but safe ideas to deal with this single wire?