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Old 01-11-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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For those of your that are following the thread "Unfused connectors MELTED house wires" you already know what is going on. To summarize, due to the heat damage, virtually all of the cables going into my dads panel are going to have to be replaced or junctioned back a few feet before the panel and re-fed to the panel.

80% of these circuits are old ungrounded circuits. Are they likely to consider this junction as a modification to the circuit and require the circuits be brought up to current code (i.e. rewired with a ground)?

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Hard to say, he might want to take a look at the panel, and where the junction is going to be placed.

He might get the wrong idea about the incident and may think all of the wiring is burnt.

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He might get the wrong idea about the incident and may think all of the wiring is burnt.
If that is the case, I sure hope the insurance will cover what is required. His policy is suppose to cover up to 240,000 for this type of event. We will see what they say tomorrow.

In all honesty, it would be a good thing to get much of his old wiring replaced, just going to be very extensive and expensive.

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80% of these circuits are old ungrounded circuits. Are they likely to consider this junction as a modification to the circuit and require the circuits be brought up to current code (i.e. rewired with a ground)?

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unless you have one of the good ol' boys as an inspector,I would almost be willing to bet your dad will have an EGC accompanying all circuits in the house.
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.........your dad will have an EGC accompanying all circuits in the house.
For those who don't know, EGC is:
Equipment Grounding Conductor

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Take plenty of pictures of everything as well as your electrical service wires/mast, grounding, inside electrical panels/wiring.

Then go to your electrical inspectors office and ask what will be required. In my area they have certain hours where you can go and ask questions. But better if you take pictures so they can see what is currently there.

If you need to bring your electrical service up to code, this might require changes to pipes or runs of the wires coming from the electric company as well as grounding. So take pictures of all that stuff as well.

Also take a far away pictures of the panel area and wires entering your house. There are requirements for things next to an electric panel and wires running over the tops of roofs.
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The panel might need to be replaced...means a replacement of the old se.

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