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Old Wiring #194639 06/14/10 06:36 PM
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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 07:16 PM
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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 07:26 PM
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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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