Ah, well. So the last guy used the wrong wire gage.
What I found was in between the socket romex and
the romex at the panel is about 40 feet of metal
pipe, with two conductors which are probably cloth
wrap. Certainly, they are ancient. The metal pipe
acts as the ground. Not very efffectively so.
On Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:18:27 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
I have seen lots of romex and I have never seen orange that was
anything but 10 gauge. There is white, blue and black romex out there
over the years that can be any size.
When Southwire came out with yellow and orange, it became the defacto
On Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:17:25 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
But Southwire doesn't make ALL the wire used in North America
There was orange jacketed cloth covered Romex 40 or more years ago. It
was 14 guage IIRC - definitely no more than 12 guage - and it was used
for baseboard electric heaters. On a 240 circuit it was good for 3500
watts of heat on a 15 amp breaker - generally used on 3000 watt (2
1500 watt units)
If it was 12 guage it was good for 4500 watts - or 3 units.
I know it wasn't "10 because I pulled several hundred feet of it.
Thinking back - likely closer to 45 years ago - when I worked some
with my dad - an electrician.
The plastic stuff is likely more standardized
On Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:54:31 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
Perhaps you missed the "defacto industry standard" part.
Find me someone who has made orange 14 gauge romex since the
Eisenhower administration. (about the time plastic NM cable appeared)
Most of the paper asphalt NM was silver but it might have had red or
orange writing on it.
On Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 9:03:04 AM UTC-5, Stormin Mormon wrote:
This reminds of the wonderful story you told about the Harbor Freight
employee and your "humorous" use of the N-word.
Once again, you bring race into situations that have nothing whatsoever
to do with race and then you claim that you are not a racist.
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
On Friday, January 29, 2016 at 8:36:12 AM UTC-5, Stormin Mormon wrote:
We all want something. We don't always get what we want.
Nope...I'm not the one that keeps bringing race into situations
where no one but you would have thought of it.
When I hear "BTW, I'm not being racist..." my first thought
is always "No one thought you were...until you said that."
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