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    Re: How safe is old wiring?

    Hi, Bill,

    Thank you -- good to know. I suspect we will soon be following in your footsteps! -- Jo
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    Re: How safe is old wiring?

    Hi, Timothy,

    Thank you again -- more good ideas. The switch is definitely not "working" anything, but I have not pulled off the plate to see what is there. And I hadn't thought to check for...
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    Re: How safe is old wiring?

    Hi, Gray,

    Thank you for your reply. We have circuit breakers, and the box is fairly new, but we have 110 volts. (Our purchase inspector remarked that it seemed silly that someone went to the...
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    Re: How safe is old wiring?

    Hi, Timothy,

    Thank you for your reply. I'll try that. As for the mystery switch, I did check to see whether it operates any of the outlets, but it doesn't. - Jo
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    How safe is old wiring?

    Hi,

    My family has moved into an 80-year-old home. How can we assess the safety of the wiring in the home? It appears that some (but not all) of the wiring was added at some point.

    For example:...
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