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Re: armored cable

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Subject: Re: armored cable
From: Jim Franklin <>
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006 22:03:29 -0500
On Feb 5, 2006, at 8:21 PM, wrote:

>> This is an accepted technique for dealing with old, crumbling wiring 
>> when
>> replacing light fixtures, etc. in older houses.
> I personally would not go blowing a whole lot of heat down the cable
> trying to shrink the tube all the way, the heat can't be good for 
> what's
> left of the fabric insulation in there.

I slipped a narrow piece over what I think was the hot and a wider 
piece over both lines and up into the armoring, which was a bear as the 
cloth bunches up and expands when pushed. Hair dryer heat is all I had 
and so far it looks like a solid installation.


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