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Old 04-18-2008, 06:13 AM   #1
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It has been quite a long time since I have done ele work. Have they changed the diameter of 12/2 wire from say 15 years ago? 12/2 seems to be smaller in diameter than older 12/2.Here is a photo

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Old 04-18-2008, 06:32 AM   #2
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The insulation material was changed and the jacket does not seem as thick also. Thinner insulation results in thinner cables.

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Thank you Jim.Thought I had to do a little reno to re-place this.
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Also no paper fillers in the current cable like used to be in the older ones.
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Also no paper fillers in the current cable like used to be in the older ones.


What do you think is wrapped around the ground wire?
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A paper sheet, but XX/3 wire used to also contain 3-6 cord like "ropes" of tightly twisted paper. Possibly to round-out the finished product.

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