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Old Wiring #194639
06/14/10 07:36 PM
06/14/10 07:36 PM
Admin  Offline
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there was a discussion on tar wiring and the decay and/or overheating of it, although i'm unable to find it...

here's a few shots of some old tar wiring that is also aluminum.

they're not the best pix here, but what i did is strip back two pieces

look closely, and you can see the neutral of one having taken on some overheated tar (it stripped harder)


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Re: Old Wiring [Re: Admin] #194643
06/14/10 08:16 PM
06/14/10 08:16 PM
mikesh  Offline
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Posts: 613
Victoria, BC, Canada
Are you sure it is aluminum and not tinned copper?

I cannot ever recall seeing aluminum wire that was not thermoplastic insulation.

Re: Old Wiring [Re: mikesh] #194644
06/14/10 08:26 PM
06/14/10 08:26 PM
sparky  Offline
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Posts: 5,349
naw this is AL Mike, brittle stuff too. Ring the conductors just a tad, and they'll break when a door slams too hard.

pita stuff to work with.....



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