From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: Here's the plan. Household electrical failiure pt. 3
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 07:51:34 -0500
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"N. Coesel" wrote:
> "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
> > unsafe.
> 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...
> Reply to: nico nctdev nl @ .
He was talking about wire run though a wall, with a plastic outer
jacket commonly know as ROMEX. It is run horizontally through holes
drilled in the studs, and stapled to studs on vertical runs so it is
very hard, or impossible to pull it out. Most times you have to take a
hammer and break out the drywall or plaster to remove it, then repair
the wall when you finish. That is why I recommended it be disconnected,
tagged and capped. US homes can be wired with ROMEX, PVC conduit, thin
wall steel conduit (EMT), or rigid conduit (Galvanized pipe like that
used for water lines). It depends on local building codes, location and
Michael A. Terrell