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02-16-21, 06:48 PM
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Posted By lambition

Does not look like you have much wire left. ...

Does not look like you have much wire left.

I would just use heat shrink tubing and clean copper with emery cloth.
The copper may be harder to bend and fragile since it got significantly hot. So,...
10-16-20, 10:24 PM
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Posted By lambition

I don't know if having ground up is really safer...

I don't know if having ground up is really safer because ground touches first since whatever falls down is most likely to short hot to neutral when ground is facing down.

But, I did find that...
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Posted By nydad

This is the strange thing - I'm sure it was the...

This is the strange thing - I'm sure it was the right wires in the basement. Reversing them in basement didn't seem to change the polarity indication on the wire. So I wonder if there's some other...
01-10-20, 06:55 PM
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Posted By CasualJoe

It scares me too, but aluminum NM cables haven't...

It scares me too, but aluminum NM cables haven't been manufactured or allowed to be used in the U.S. for roughly 40 years. Many homes were originally wired with aluminum wiring between about 1965...
11-02-19, 03:05 PM
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Posted By jdraganescu

Thanks for your reply, d_s_k. The only reason I...

Thanks for your reply, d_s_k. The only reason I am swapping out this doorbell transformer which has powered my mechanical door chime without fail for almost 14 years is my project on installing a...
10-30-19, 10:03 PM
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Posted By PJmax

Remove the panel cover. You will find the...

Remove the panel cover. You will find the transformer comes with short wires which have been lengthened inside the panel. Trace the black wire to the associated breaker. Turn the breaker off. Remove...
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