Spare Breaker in Panel - is this allowed?
Hail to the sparkies!!!
My Service Panel is a Murray 200amp. House is in California.
There is one regular 20 amp breaker in it that is connected to a 12g line that travels through a 1/2" EMT pipe to a junction box in my Laundry room ceiling.
There the line terminates with a wire nut. It is not used for anything and is just sitting there in the Junction box for potential future use. In the Panel I labeled it "Spare."
I also put a label on the Junction box cover saying "spare wire to breaker #12"
Does the NEC 2011/2008 code allow me to keep the Spare breaker and line installed for use in the future as long as I keep it off? Plus as noted - the line is capped off in the junction box where it terminates.