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Has any cable sheathing ever contained asbestos ?
 
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Old 03-13-11, 05:21 PM
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Yes, it has. It was used in heating appliances such as coffeemakers. The wiring insulation in your walls was made of cotton. Thermoplastic started in the 1950s.
 
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So your'e saying cables for any type house wiring never contained any asbestos ? I just tore some out of my garage, and of course, as an afterthought, I got to looking at it closely, and wondered !
 
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Old 03-13-11, 06:10 PM
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Nothing to worry about if you don't work with it 40 or 50 hours a week in a poorly ventilated factory. The lawyers and politicians have made it seem more dangerous then it is.
 
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To my knowledge there was never any asbestos in residential wiring.
 
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I remember Carol Cable made single conductor cable until the late 70's but it was used in high temp. heater wiring.
 
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Thanks for all the help guys !
 
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