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I have several undesired electrical outlets that I would

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I have several undesired electrical outlets that I would like to remove. The problem is that there are other outlets downstream that I need.
Can I just remove the outlet, connect the downstream wires, cap, tape and drywall over? Is this against code? I am in TX
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer.

Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

You could keep downstream outlets functional by splicing wires in boxes where you remove outlets.

Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

However, it would be a Code violation to drywall over any box that has splices in it.

Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

By Code, any box with splices in it must remain accessible at all times.

Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

You could put blank covers on those boxes. Or, you would need to bypass them with new wire.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Perfect. Thanks!
Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

You are most welcome. Is there anything else I can do for you?

Expert:  Jason replied 11 months ago.

I appreciate the opportunity to help. If you find that you need additional assistance, please let me know.

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