1960 home


Old 09-23-05, 07:33 PM
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1960 home

i bought a 1960 brick house with , all wood walls ceiling and floors, there is no b.urn spots or any sign that wiring isnt good , should i replace?// i have to take out the old screw in fuses and replace with breakers would it be worth my time to replace wiring??
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Old 09-24-05, 05:49 AM
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If the wiring is aluminum then you should consider replacing it. IF you don;t replace it then have it inspected (or learn how to inspect it yourself) yearly. With aluminum wiring this is extremely important, so that a fire doesn't happen.

If the wiring is copper, then the only reasons to replace are to get proper grounding (if it isn't there), to change the circuit layout, or to replace damaged sections.

Damages sections should be turned off and not turned back on until replaced.

Changing the layout only makes sense if there really are not enough circuits or you are doing major renovation work.

Adding more circuit is usually best done to leave the existing circuits in place and add new ones as necessary.

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