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Ragwire #20648
01/17/03 04:09 PM
01/17/03 04:09 PM
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bobp  Offline OP
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I'm going to plead old age and alzheimer's, but can anyone recall the nomenclature for ragwire?

Bob

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Re: Ragwire #20649
01/17/03 04:19 PM
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It essentially ends with RH and RHW. Rubber, or synthetic rubber, insulated with an outer covering that was commonly a cotton weave impregnated with bituminous compounds. At the stripped end, the cotton would fray, hence, "rag".

Al


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Re: Ragwire #20650
01/18/03 06:05 AM
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Seems to be exactly what was used in Austria for any type of wiring up until the mid-1950ies. Single wires, 1mm2 tinned copper, either directly buried in plaster /laying loose on the lathes in plaster and lathe ceilings, or in conduit. All a brownish-black color, makes for stinky and black fingers in any rewire (half of the house I live in is wired with that stuff and I replaced lots of it). Should be fused 6A, in most cases overfused up to 16A, typically 10A. Connections either twisted and taped, or conductors looped around a short screw and secured with nut and washer. One of those screw-and-nut connections started arcing shortly after we moved into our new appartment.

Re: Ragwire #20651
01/18/03 08:07 PM
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Is that what was used after the Knob-and-Tube era, (aside from metal-clad/armor-clad/BX) before the plastic jacketed "ROMEX" came into use?


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