Is this OK for safety?

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Old 03-23-18, 04:22 PM
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Is this OK for safety?

In the attic I have a splice going to a light I no longer use so I disconnected it. I capped and taped the wires. Is this enough for safety?
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Old 03-23-18, 04:50 PM
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No. Splices must be contained within a junction box.

A small handy box with blank and NM-b romex connector is all you need.

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Old 03-23-18, 06:20 PM
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Will this do, it's one of those blue boxes with a cover.
 
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Old 03-23-18, 06:59 PM
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Th at will do to. It needs to be fastened to a joist and the cable needs to be stapled within 6" of the box.
 
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Great, thanks a lot for the help!
 
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Old 03-23-18, 09:19 PM
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Note wire nuts do not need to be taped. There is no reason to cap the ground wire with a wire nut since the whole wire is bare.
 

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Old 03-24-18, 06:22 AM
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I like to cap a bare ground wire (or any ground for that matter) just to make sure the end of the wire does not get pushed into another wire nut by accident.
 
 

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