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TOPIC: Old home electrical

Old home electrical 11 years 10 months ago #36950

Checked out this panel today; called it out as a 60 amp service because of the breaker size and the inability to determine service wire size.  The home was built in 1925, knob & tube noted in several areas and in use...brand new meter socket (rated at 200 amp), panel rated at 150 amp. 

Couple of double taps noted too...

I'm having trouble determining if there is single strand AL branch wiring.  It's not clear in my pictures, but I saw what looked like aluminum wiring...but it had a copper colored line on it...wish my pictures would have turned out better.  Does anyone have a photo of what the coated wiring looks like? 
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Re: Old home electrical 11 years 10 months ago #36973

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Re: Old home electrical 11 years 10 months ago #36979

Thanks David...I almost said aluminum coated copper, but that just didn't make sense.  Never seen it before, but I know now what it looks like. 

Rain turning to ice here today; it hit a low spot on my drive home, went from 33 to 29 and all the water on my truck froze almost instantly.  Glad to be home and not going anywhere for awhile!

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Re: Old home electrical 11 years 10 months ago #36980

Have a safe one, post some more pics on the boards when you get time!!

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Re: Old home electrical 11 years 10 months ago #36981

Oh, I got a few good pictures from today's inspection.  The context is good too, since it was inspected once over a year ago, and I was informed there were only "a couple" issues found then. 

I took...*drumroll*...504 pictures...;D

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Re: Old home electrical 11 years 10 months ago #36983

Yikes! Have fun with that report, lol.

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