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Old 06-08-2009, 02:23 PM   #16
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Melted Wires - Crisp marks on other


A megger is often a colloquial term for a circuit tester which puts a very high voltage at a very low current across two conductors to make sure that they are properly insulated.

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I'm concerned that the cable that overheated was in contact with another cable somewhere else in your walls and burnt off its jacket/insulation.

Maybe I'm being overly paranoid..
The wires exit the wall in the garage attic and run for about 20 feet before going into the core house wall and to their final termination points.

The only signs of heat is immediately above the panel. The wires all look fine in the garage attic.

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I don't think think you have anything to worry about.But if you do call electrician to megg out wire will detect any faults in wire.

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