Soldered Connection - old wiring


Old 11-03-13, 04:33 AM
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Soldered Connection - old wiring

House is almost 60 y.o. Wired with TW wire.

Sometimes when I go to swap an outlet, I find soldered connections capped with an old style nut and taped over with fabric type electrical tape.

If I am forced to re-pigtail, I have a mess between tape residue and the soldered connection and I am hesitant to seperate everything and resplice.... Im worried I may break insulation or a wire.

Should I be remaking these old connections as I go or leave them be?

Besides rewire, how should I approach this? Is this stuff to old to work with?
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Old 11-03-13, 04:47 AM
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If you already have pigtails for the devices I would leave it as is. If not you can add pigtails using a wire but. No need for tape also.

The worse problem is the insulation may be dried out, especially from heat, and crack and fall off.

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