Repairing theft damage

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Old 03-13-14, 07:58 PM
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Repairing theft damage

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I have a house built in 1960 and it was stripped of its copper wiring in the basement (and everything else). The wiring was cut extremely close to the floor joists and entry points, and I will be installing a new circuit breaker panel. The house is wired with copper ungrounded romex for all of the branch circuits. My question is this: I was wondering if it was up to code if I brought the new 14-2 nm and 12-2 nm home runs from the panel up into the first undamaged box in the run inside the main floor and connect this new romex to the (new) receptacle or switches, and have the existing ungrounded romex connect to the other side of the receptacles and remain in the wall. Ideally I am trying to avoid rewiring the entire house. Electricans please share some wisdom. Thanks for your time.
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Also, I am in Alabama, sorry just read the forum rules. Thanks again.
 

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Old 03-14-14, 12:06 AM
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I would call the local inspection agency to see their take on this. If it were me I would do a total rewire.
 
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I agree with PC on this one.
Makes no since to me to go to the trouble and expense of a new panel and not rewire with grounded circuits.
 
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Old 03-14-14, 07:45 AM
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This isn't the first time we agree Joe, grin.

Rewiring will also give you a chance to add receptacles where needed, move switches and revise the circuits to better suit your needs.
 
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Old 03-14-14, 08:25 AM
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Thanks guys, that was not the answer I wanted, but the one I figured was correct.
 
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Old 03-14-14, 06:37 PM
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Different inspectors may or may not approve it but you may install a new panel and install new wiring up to old wiring so as to energize/re-energize the latter.

You can then decommission the old wiring little by little at your leisure as you string replacement new wiring.

You may not add new wiring downstream of (fed by) old non-compliant or grandfathered wiring.
 
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