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Old 02-19-2012, 08:56 PM   #16
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LOL. 1960s.
Another poster mentioned 1860. No knob and tube for you.

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Since you hired an electrician, and since service upgrades are hard to do without permits, I think its pretty safe to assume the service panel was grounded properly. However, if you want we can tell you what to look for to confirm you have a good ground. We'd just need to know where your service panel is located (outside, basement, etc.) for starters.

As for the ceiling fan box, I don't think it's a fan rated box. Under the red wire, it looks like it's nailed vertically into either a joist or some sort of backer. The few fan rated boxes I've seen have used screws. I personally don't trust the pull out force of nails to hold a vibrating ceiling fan up.

If it were me, I'd have an electrician look at the wiring. Also, I'd replace the box with a fan rated box.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:24 PM   #18
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I have a funny feeling I don't see how it can be set up like that due the colour and shape of the conductors are there so you may have a flying spice in there with oringal tube et knob in there and for the junciton box the centre peice is what we called bud rose ( don't laugh but it was used in old gaz luminiares days ) and that can hold a bit of weight due it have pretty hevey crossbrace to hold old hevey gaz luminaire.

It easy to get into there just unscrew the bud rose and you should able see the flying spices in there but let me give you a serious warning here ., turn off the power please due the early T&K the switched side is worked from neutral side not the hot side so be extra carefull and you may have couple old T&K conductors in there as well up above the junction box.

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Old 02-20-2012, 05:51 AM   #19
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( don't laugh but it was used in old gaz luminiares days)
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There is that pesky gaz word again.

As much as I like knob and tube I don't think a late 1960's house has it.
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There is that pesky gaz word again.

As much as I like knob and tube I don't think a late 1960's house has it.
That is not late 1960s wiring. Someone is wrong about the age of their house. Just look at that box and tell me that wire is from the late 1960's. Grounding conductors were required from 1965 and on. I would be willing to bet my paycheck that that's k and t

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