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ok to just cap it off?

Posted by bananafana (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 15, 07 at 9:58

I'm changing out a ceiling fan to a regular light fixture. The ceiling fan was wired to two switches----one to operate light, one to operate fan. Do you think it's ok to just cap off the hot and neutral wires that I won't be using up at the ceiling box and leaving it wired to the switch I won't be using?

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RE: ok to just cap it off?

you can, but i would disconnect them and cap them in the switch as well. and leav ea note on BOTH ends saying where they go and why they are disconnected.

RE: ok to just cap it off?

You will only have one wire to cap off. The fan and light will be using the same neutral wire. It is fine to just cap the unused wire with a wire nut.

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