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Code Violations, Electrical Troubleshooting And Panel Upgrade

You are at risk if your electrical system has been tampered with by someone who does not have experience as you have violated the electrical codes. These are some of the code violations that occur and you should a reputable electrician to inspect your home to ensure that your home is not in danger.

Wiring How To Wire Knobs And Tubes

Tubes and knobs wiring was in the past classified as an electrical technology that was very modernized. Today, this tubes and knobs wiring is said to be risky as the wires are not on the ground, the need amperage is not supported by the circuit and the insulation on the wires disintegration. Insurance companies are even unable to insure these buildings.

Installing New Lights Using Old Wiring

The electrical violation here is when you install new lights which can have a negative effect on the wiring due to their age and also because they are on a higher temperature. There is a big variance between today’s and the olden days wires in that the old ones could take only 60 degrees C but those for today take as high as 90 degrees C.

The help that you can get here is to install a splice box that is if the wiring in your home was done before 1987. You also need new wiring three feet so that the old and new light fixtures can be connected. This way you do not have to rewire the whole circuit. Your upgrade panel has the date when wiring was done in your home that is if you do not have the dates. For wires manufactured before 1987 there will be no dates but those after 1987 the dates are available.

When The Wires Are Overcrowded

Sometimes people tend to force many wires in a small home during rough wiring. If the insulation separates from the wire burning may occur. Burned wires are not easily seen and this exposed the conductors.

This correction for this is to avoid forcing many wires through a wiring hole. There should not be any burning and wires should easily shift.

Lastly, the violation of illegal splices occurs when more than two wires are connected. Illegal splices are dangerous and are only contained in a junction box. The legality of a splice box is during temporary lighting and troubleshooting the circuits.

If you hire an electrician this can be corrected by him mounting a junction box and fixing the wires in the box so that a splice is formed and using wire nuts and a cover plate made on the top of the box.

These corrections are not exhaustive but they are most common today.

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