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Burned resi wires #25279
05/03/03 08:25 AM
05/03/03 08:25 AM
Obsaleet  Offline OP
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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. "?


Choose your customers, don't let them choose you.
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Re: Burned resi wires #25280
05/03/03 08:52 AM
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Creighton  Offline
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Hayward, CA
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.
Creighton.

Re: Burned resi wires #25281
05/03/03 01:48 PM
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dana1028  Offline
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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.

Re: Burned resi wires #25282
05/03/03 04:19 PM
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Obsaleet  Offline OP
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Where do I find it. I have heard it was excellant.


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Re: Burned resi wires #25283
05/03/03 04:40 PM
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iwire  Offline
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North Attleboro, MA USA
Try Here

Books by David Shapiro

And

Books by Creighton Schwan

[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 05-03-2003).]


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts
Re: Burned resi wires #25284
05/03/03 06:30 PM
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sparky  Offline
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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.

Re: Burned resi wires #25285
05/03/03 06:54 PM
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ga.sparky56  Offline
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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. [Linked Image]

Re: Burned resi wires #25286
05/04/03 10:16 AM
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mlk682  Offline
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Posts: 48
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?

Re: Burned resi wires #25287
05/04/03 08:45 PM
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harold endean  Offline
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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.


HE

Re: Burned resi wires #25288
05/04/03 09:25 PM
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Bill Addiss  Offline
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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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