Perils of an old house. Ours in Auburn CA was started in the mid-20's,
added onto by everyone who lived there, including us ... twice. With
sheetrock gone, we found the reason why doors wouldn't close and windows
were stuck--headers over them were spliced in the middle.
Barn out next to the pasture had 120V outlets with exposed wiring. Feed
from house was 2 aerial wires, 240V between them. Finally figured out
that the neutral was "ground," as in dirt. The two "phase" conductors
were spliced into separate 120V breakers in the service entrance.
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On 9/20/2016 9:24 AM, Alan wrote:
I recently have been having extensive electrical renovation done on my
early 60s era house. We found wires spliced in the middle of a wall (3
different places), wrong wire sizes, a dead bat in the main meter panel,
and my favorite: a 220V circuit with each phase on a separate single
breaker, which weren't even the same amperage! :=)
On 09/20/2016 08:43 AM, Ken G Kopp kengk...@gmail.com [KX3] wrote:
My house ... built mid-60's ... had "modern" 3-wire receptacles
throughout ... and was wired with single conductor "knob and tube"
wiring. To add to the difficulty, the boxes were mounted halfway
between the studs on 1 x 3 boards. Terrible rework required!
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