Old Residential Cloth Covered Wire, Basic Electrical Wiring

Basic Old Electrical Cloth Covered Wire In HouseDo you have an older home that was built with cloth covered wire? You can consult with our local Mesa AZ electricians free of charge about repairing and upgrading your old electrical wiring. Voted best electricians Mesa AZ, our in-office electrician has over 30 years of experience with old house wires. He will answer all of your questions and provide you with the information you’re looking for. Our local Mesa electricians are able to take your call about old wiring repairs and upgrades between 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM today, Tuesday, July 25th, 2017.

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Has Cloth Covered Wire Been Used In Your House?

Does the residential wiring in this picture look like your household wiring? If your home was built before 1950 it is very possible that cloth covered wire was used and here is what you need to be aware of and why.

Home Wiring History

Many power systems installed prior to 1950 were built with cloth covered electrical wire. It was 1 of 2 popular methods of residential wiring in its time. The other basic electrical wiring system of this era was a bare electrical house wiring system commonly known as knob and tube. While cloth covered wiring was safer than knob and tube and looks very similar to today’s modern household wiring, it can pose increased shock and fire hazards due to its frail insulation and inadequate grounding.

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