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I have a wall open in the center of my house. I am going to run some 14-2 up it and and to about 5 feet from my panel, leaving plenty of extra wire to hook up in a few months. On the other end I am going to just leave about 30 extra feet in the attic. Is this code?

I will be installing pot lights on the main floor in 2-3 months and want to run this before I close up the wall this week.

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Do you mean "is this permitted under code", or "is this a code violation?" –  The Evil Greebo Sep 12 '13 at 19:19
    
Either. I will hide it from inspector though because don't feel like pulling a permit for 6 pot lights in a few months. –  DMoore Sep 12 '13 at 19:20
    
14-3 in case you ever get inspired to add a remote switch? –  bib Sep 12 '13 at 22:41
    
@bib - I will go to a light switch first and 14-3 from there. –  DMoore Sep 13 '13 at 4:09

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Yes. It's legal.

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If it's Audio, Information Technology, Class 2, Class 3, PLTC, fire alarm, communication, coaxial, Network-powered Broadband, optical fiber cable, or electrical circuits for pipe organs, it must be identified for future use with a tag. –  Tester101 Sep 12 '13 at 19:26
    
Technically, since it's not connected to any electrical equipment or devices, I don't think it's even covered by NEC or any code for that matter. –  Tester101 Sep 13 '13 at 0:11

I suggest running a conduit instead. Something like 3/4" EMT. That will give you more flexibility in the future.

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That sounds like extra work and money! –  DMoore Sep 13 '13 at 4:10
    
This sounds like a comment, not an answer. –  Tester101 Sep 13 '13 at 14:08

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