COMMUNITY FORUM

user1023

06:34PM | 06/07/05
Member Since: 06/06/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
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.

Jim D

12:07AM | 06/08/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
345 lifetime posts
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

rpxlpx

11:06AM | 06/13/05
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
60 C = 140 F

Some fixtures get hotter than that.

joed

06:24AM | 06/15/05
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
The heat from your new fixture will dry out the insulation of the old wiring. It will eventually crack and fall off creating a hazard of the wires shorting and causing a fire.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

With technology similar to that used by keyless ignition cars, the Kevo communicates with your iPhone via Bluetooth or a k... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2