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Old 1/31/19, 5:21 AM
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Default Re: Electric Supply to Water Heater

Originally Posted by jburkeson1 View Post
To my knowledge non-metallic cable was never produced with 'cloth covered wiring' the wires inside this cable are in fact thermoplastic coated, most likely rated TW or THW and in 1958 had a ground bonding wire. Cloth covered wiring was predominately installed in armored cable (bx) and conduit. It wouldn't have made it into my report as a defect.
I agree... got here a tad to late. I do not believe this is the bad type of cloth wiring that contains tin coated copper where the insulation breaks down. I would note the lack of a proper connector at the water heater and recommend proper ground be checked but not the wiring.

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