Fire Hazard?

Old 03-08-15, 05:48 PM
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Fire Hazard?

I just replaced a faulty switch in my house, while replacing I noticed 2 things.

1) None of the switches are grounded.

2) on the loop around the switch post, the wire is almost touching itself because its almost a complete circle.

are these fire hazards?
Old 03-08-15, 06:39 PM
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1) Fire hazard? no. Shock hazard? Maybe. Is there a ground wire in the box? Does the switch have a ground screw? Is the box metal? It wasn't until the 90's that it was required to ground switches. (IIRC)

2) No. Not at all.

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