Re: Silver wiring
I've heard of silver wiring, but it could have been tinned copper and the person I was talking to was mistaken. I've never seen it, myself.
Silver is an excellent conductor (better than copper) and if the wiring is indeed silver, that alone is not a good reason to replace it. Reasons to replace it would include deteriorating insulation or the need for grounded wiring.
If it is indeed silver, maybe the scrap price will pay for the rewiring.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.