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SteveBez

04:00AM | 01/27/00
Member Since: 01/26/00
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I bought a new light fixture for my hallway and after I the light home and read the directions it stated the following warning

Risk of fire: most dwellings built before 1985 has 60 degree wiring and the light requires 90 degree wiring.

I've never heard of wiring being described like that?? What is it?? My house was built in 1965, will I most likely have a problem?

CHOLE4ELECTRIC

01:19PM | 01/27/00
Member Since: 10/24/99
31 lifetime posts
Dear Steve:

If you had an email address I would have sent you a few articles from the 1999 National Electrical Code Book (latest version available. There's to much to post here.

You'll need somebody to come in and determine the insulation quality you have.

Your new fixture was probably designed to put out a lot of heat and if the insulation in your home doesn't have that capabilities to withstand high heat it will break down and possibly create a short circuit or even a fire ... and we don't want that.

As I said before call an electrician and find out if you have the kind of wire.
" Electricity isn't a hobby "
GoodLuck

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