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seansy59 08-15-2012 08:13 PM

Think you've seen it all?
Take a look at some of this wiring. Old, dangerous, and overloaded.....these were all at a flea market in NJ. Surprised this place is still standing.

seansy59 08-15-2012 08:15 PM

Jim Port 08-15-2012 09:20 PM

This wasn't the one near Cowtown by any chance was it?

electures 08-15-2012 09:32 PM

Nope. Not Cow Town.

COLDIRON 08-16-2012 06:16 AM

New Egypt?????????

jbfan 08-16-2012 06:30 AM

Looks like most old flea markets I've been in!

seansy59 08-16-2012 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by COLDIRON (Post 990044)
New Egypt?????????

Yup! I couldn't remember the name till someone mentioned it!

<*(((>< 08-16-2012 08:47 AM

meh, I've seen worse. But yes I'm amazed that some of these places are still standing the one you showed included.

A contractor I work with moved into an older home where previous homeowners used speaker wire for some of their added outlets.

mpoulton 08-16-2012 01:06 PM

I recently toured a foreclosed historic home that looked pretty good... except for the master bathroom light switch, which was hanging by it's wires about a foot out of the wall. 16AWG speaker wires, fed through a coax cover plate! It was controlling about a dozen high-wattage can lights. I did not bid on that one.

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