I recently installed a new lighting fixture in my kitchen. The instructions state in big bold letter " for supply connections use wire rated for at least 90 deg C. Warning: risk of fire most dwellings built before 1985 have supply wire rated 60 deg c. Consult a qualified electrician before installing.". I installed the fixture anyway. My house was built in 1968. I checked some extra wire I had laying around and it doesn't mention a C rating. How big a problem is this or how long will it be before my house burns down? Thanks.
User1023 - hi, if you look through this area at some older posts, you'll find a lengthy discussion about this matter. I'm not an electrician and can't help you with a short answer. All I can do is let you kow there's some discussions elsewhere in here. Take a look around and you'll find the posts - happy reading! Jim D/West Point, VA