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Re: Shop Electrical Issue-Update

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Tom from Buckeye Lake

06-10-2013 08:08:52

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So I guess you don't know what Knob and Tube wiring is? :) :) Sorry couldn't resist. Glad you found the problem and it was nothing major.

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Sean Feeney

06-10-2013 09:13:24

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 Re: Shop Electrical Issue-Update in reply to Tom from Buckeye Lake, 06-10-2013 08:08:52  
When in doubt stay out

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Super Steve

06-10-2013 08:57:07

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 Re: Shop Electrical Issue-Update in reply to Tom from Buckeye Lake, 06-10-2013 08:08:52  
i know what knob and tube is, and i know enough about wiring to get rid of it, i just dont feel comfortable enough to go routing through a box that has issues and could be shorting out somewhere making something live that shouldnt be live

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36 coupe

06-11-2013 03:02:18

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 Re: Shop Electrical Issue-Update in reply to Super Steve, 06-10-2013 08:57:07  
Knob and tube done right is superior to two wires that can get hot and melt plastic insulation.Open wires can carry more current.You didnt know that an open fuse on a 3 wire 240 volt system could do strange things.This old man did.If you look around the internet you can find photos of melted wiring that happened when circuit breakers failed to open.

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