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Old 04-21-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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60 year old house wiring


I am currently remodeling my basement in my old home and notice that i have old cloth 14/2 wiring running throughout the house. The odd part is that i have all 20 Amp breakers in my panel. I know this is incorrect as of todays code but would this have passed years ago. Is this safe?

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60 year old house wiring


No, it is NOT safe. It never was legal to have 20a protective devices on 14g wire.
I highly recommend replacing these 20a brkrs with 15a brkrs...ASAP..

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