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Old 08-15-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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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.








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This wasn't the one near Cowtown by any chance was it?
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Nope. Not Cow Town.
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New Egypt?????????
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Looks like most old flea markets I've been in!
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New Egypt?????????
Yup! I couldn't remember the name till someone mentioned it!
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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.
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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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