From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: Here's the plan. Household electrical failiure pt. 3
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 21:14:41 -0500
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Take off UrPants to reply wrote:
> > Personally, I would run three new wires in the conduit just to be
> >sure you don't have more problems in the future.
> > Whatever damaged the white wire may have damaged the other two, and
> >they haven't failed yet. It is a good repair, and is small price to pay
> >to not have to worry about future failures.
> > Be sure to disconnect the old wires at both ends, and to put a tag on
> >them that says" DEFECTIVE, DO NOT USE", in case someone else works on it
> >in the future.
> Very good advice, I will follow that. In case I have trouble pulling the wire
> do you think it is okay just to unplug them from both ends and label them
> defective? I see you suggested something like that.
Yes, clip them sort in the boxes, leaving enough to tag them, and no
stripped wire. You might even screw wire nuts on the ends to cap them,
just in case the building inspector ever happens to stick his nose in
either box. BTW, mark the tags to indicate that both ends are
disconnected, and capped. That way they can't claim you did something
Michael A. Terrell