10:19AM | 06/29/07
Member Since: 06/28/07
3 lifetime posts
Is there any approved repair for a frayed electrical service wire other than replacement? During home inspections I've come across service cables with varying degrees of weathering of the insulation/ sheathing. I have seen a few wrapped with what appears to be vinyl electricians tape. I always recommend evaluation by a licenced electrician. It is my belief that there is no repair out there.

Tom O

05:47AM | 06/30/07
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
There is no acceptable repair that I know of. I've seen cable so old and worn that there was no outer covering left at all, you could see the neutral conductors wrapped around the 2 hot wires.

Worn outer jacket or one with holes, slits or other openings will wick water down to the terminals in the meter and if the panel is mounted in the basement, all the way down to the main breaker. This usually rots out the terminals.


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