damaged wire sheathing
I won't argue replacement, however, if you are talking about repairing the sheath that can be seen in the photo then a good quality 3/4" shrink tube will be acceptable.
BTW you are mistaken..... not all cables have ground wires. Many Nm cables that were installed in the 50's and 60's were 2 wire....hot and grounded leg (neutral) only, no grounding wire was used both wires were current carriers. The absence of a ground wire is evident when you see 2 prong receptacles installed unless conduit was used for the grounding means. Many older stove cables were 3 wire.. hot, hot and neutral... no ground. Those cables are no longer allowed for new installations. A four wire cable like you have must be used with at least a #10 awg copper ground wire. The neutral must be a insulated wire..... not bare as the old days when using SE type cables to serve ranges.
Last edited by Stubbie; 12-27-2007 at 02:39 PM.