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#25279 - 05/03/03 06:25 AM Burned resi wires
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Registered: 04/05/03
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Hey guys,

I have often wondered what other EC's are doing with knob & tube, cloth 2wire cable w/no ground are doing, when lets say for example "you pull down an old fixture and find cables with crunchy insulation and/or have no insulation. "?
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#25280 - 05/03/03 06:52 AM Re: Burned resi wires
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Get a copy of David Shapiro's "Old Electrical Wiring", published by McGraw-Hill. You will find several options depending on the condition of the old wires.
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#25281 - 05/03/03 11:48 AM Re: Burned resi wires
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Registered: 01/09/02
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Loc: San Carlos, CA
Creighton Schwan !! We don't get to see much of you very often.

Your paper "Things Are Not Always What They Seem" [EC Mag, Nov. 1999] is mandatory reading for my students.
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#25282 - 05/03/03 02:19 PM Re: Burned resi wires
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Where do I find it. I have heard it was excellant.
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#25283 - 05/03/03 02:40 PM Re: Burned resi wires
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Try Here

Books by David Shapiro

And

Books by Creighton Schwan

[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 05-03-2003).]
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#25284 - 05/03/03 04:30 PM Re: Burned resi wires
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Obsaleet,
I tell my customers that getting into K&T is never a sure thing, many dominoes may fall due to one simple task.
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#25285 - 05/03/03 04:54 PM Re: Burned resi wires
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Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 558
Loc: young harris georgia usa
Yup! Played dominoes with the 1948ish version of romex last week.

Adding some gfci receps turned into 3 days work,much to the homeowners dismay.

You have to cut back to the good stuff if there is any.
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#25286 - 05/04/03 08:16 AM Re: Burned resi wires
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Registered: 04/14/03
Posts: 48
Loc: Foley Mn
Heres a possible suggestion, Has anyone thought of using High voltage sleeving (Like they use on electric motor connections and leads). Its very durable and comes in many sizes. Just a thought any opinions?
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#25287 - 05/04/03 06:45 PM Re: Burned resi wires
harold endean Offline
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Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2233
Loc: Boonton, NJ
We used to use heat shrink on the old insulation. If the insulation wasn't too bad that was. This way the new heat shrink would keep the old insulation in place.


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#25288 - 05/04/03 07:25 PM Re: Burned resi wires
Bill Addiss Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3875
Loc: NY, USA
Where a Light Fixture is concerned, now with it's stated 90C requirements, is there any (approved) alternative to replacing the wiring?

Bill
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