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Old 06-08-17, 02:17 AM
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Safe to remove this?

Hi all,

Doing some renovations which involve removing a small partition wall, door frame etc. At the top of the frame there is a small electrical box with a wire running through the timber (which I need to remove). Anyone know what this is?
Whole house is being rewired in the coming the months, but I need to do some other work first to prepare. I've checked with a current sensor and it is live. When I turn the power off at the mains the power goes out.
Would it be safe to turn the power off and snip and then tape it up or better just to cut around it and leave to electrician later?

Thanks.

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Old 06-08-17, 03:11 AM
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Looks like an alarm or sensor of some sort. Maybe even a doorbell? What kind of voltage are you getting? If using a non-contact meter, they aren't reliable. It would be helpful if you edited your profile and added a location.

Personally, if I don't know what it is, I'd leave it til someone can tell me exactly.
 
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Old 06-08-17, 03:56 AM
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Yeah, it could well be a doorbell or part of the old alarm system. Both were removed last year so electrician may have just missed this. Were from 1980s.

Presume the voltage is 230v, but not sure. I'm in Ireland.

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Old 06-08-17, 04:51 AM
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I'm in Ireland
This is primarily a North American forum. Your wiring devices can look very different than ours. You need to measure the voltage with a multimeter.
I've checked with a current sensor
If you mean a non contact tester as Vic said they are meaningless. Little more than toys.
 
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After further inquiries seems it was indeed part of old door bell. Turned power off and snipped without any issues. Don't necessarily recommend anyone else doing that but proved impossible to cut around.

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Old 06-12-17, 05:04 AM
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Thanks for letting us know.
 
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