Hey Art, Welcome to ECN and thanks for the Picture!. That's a shocking thought that something like this was lurking in your own roof. Few people ever get up into their attics and see what is up there, most would be floored by some of the wiring that I have seen in them. By the way, is that Rubber Sheathed cable in that picture?. Also, I take it that there is a rather heavy lighting fixture on the other side of the ceiling?.
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#116065 - 04/25/0412:26 PMRe: Fire Hazard in my Attic!
Dave, Good ehhh bad pictures! Somethings telling me overcurrent protection for the pictures you sent was either grossly oversized, non-existant, or manufactured by Federal Pacific! Either way, do you know the cause of this mess? Seeing the hanger bar in the attic pic makes me think this was a ceiling fan location, did a wire short to the side of the metal plate in pic #1? (should be a bushing there)
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