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Old 11-09-2011, 08:11 PM   #16
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I cant offer ideas but had to say I've never heard of thieves stealing installed wire from homes. Is it that common? Is it worth it to them?
Unbelievable and saddening really. A sign of the desperate times in an uncertain economy.
I hope you get things fixed up properly.

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Old 11-09-2011, 08:25 PM   #17
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my question is for the guy that started the post... we have something in common.. who made you captain of the internet police?...
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my question is which way did you go wiring the house...
When your a guest in someones house, it's usually not a good idea to insult them.

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Old 11-09-2011, 08:31 PM   #18
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I cant offer ideas but had to say I've never heard of thieves stealing installed wire from homes. Is it that common? Is it worth it to them?
Unbelievable and saddening really. A sign of the desperate times in an uncertain economy.
I hope you get things fixed up properly.
When you only need enough money for the next hit, it is worth ripping the wire and pipes from an empty house.
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I've never heard of thieves stealing installed wire from homes. Is it that common? Is it worth it to them?
A lot more than anyone likes to see, unfortunately. They also steal copper gutters from churches and homes. They steal manhole covers, endangering lives. One guy just got busted for stealing people's AC units from outside their homes, driving back to his place, stripping them and recycling those too! A sign of the times? Yes. Sad but true.

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When you only need enough money for the next hit, it is worth ripping the wire and pipes from an empty house.
That's one reason, yup. Another is people being foreclosed on not wanting to leave anything of any value in the shell of a home they are forced to abandon.

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Old 11-12-2011, 02:00 PM   #21
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Take it easy on LL, he just joined and he's taken on the monumental task of rehabbing a house in Detroit.

For LL, I would point out this: You can see from the original poster's information within this thread that he posted this question in August, joined in August and has only ever posted twice on these forums - both of those posts are in this discussion thread. Chances are the guy asked his question, got his answers and we may never hear from him again. Some folks just come in for the info they need then don't frequent the message board beyond that.

Just ask your questions as there are plenty of other people that can answer them. My house wasn't stripped by copper thieves, but I can't help thinking it would've been easier to deal with if it had. The electrical system as bought with the house was somewhat miraculous that it had existed so long without burning the house down. Part of the attic did look as if it might've had fire damage, but it could've also just been rotted wood. Of course, that got rebuilt before we moved in.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:17 PM   #22
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There is not a chance in the world I would not rewired 90% of the house. 100 jboxes in the crawl space would be a mess. Just fish the wires up the wall to where you can. Cut small holes in the sheetrock if you have to. Sheet rock is easy to patch.

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