From: "N. Coesel"
Subject: Re: Here's the plan. Household electrical failiure pt. 3
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 13:25:32 +0100
Organization: Planet Internet
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"Michael A. Terrell" wrote in message
> 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
> > >to not have to worry about future failures.
> > >
> > > Be sure to disconnect the old wires at both ends, and to put a tag
> > >them that says" DEFECTIVE, DO NOT USE", in case someone else works on
> > >in the future.
> > >--
> > Very good advice, I will follow that. In case I have trouble pulling the
> > do you think it is okay just to unplug them from both ends and label
> > 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
Still, it would be better to remove those wires completely. But I have no
idea wether it's common to use conduit for mains wires in the US...
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