Okay, that came out funny. I’m not sure how to phrase this, but here’s an example.
Let’s say I wire up a light, and for whatever reason it’s not up to code. When I sell my house, the buyer notices that it’s not up to code and asks me to bring it up to code. Instead of starting over, I just remove the wires from the source and figure since there’s no power going to it, the NEC won’t apply to it. Is that true?
Okay, how about this. I remove the wires from the source, but also remove them from the light so it’s just a wire running through the house, but not connected to anything, is that a violation, assuming the way the wire is installed is up to code? What if it’s not?
PS, I’m just curious, I’m not planning to do this.