Code Violations, Electrical Troubleshooting And Panel Upgrade
You are endangering your family by violating the electrical codes if a person with no professional knowledge tampers with a problem on your electrical system. Keep reading to know some code violations which happen and ensure your home is inspected by a qualified electrician so that you protect your home.
Knobs And Tubes Process Of Wiring
Sometime ago tube and knob wiring was seen as a classic electrical technology. Nowadays it is seen as a danger because of the wires not grounded, and the lower amperage supported by the circuit and the disintegration that occurs on the insulated wires. This makes it hard even for insurance companies to insure such buildings.
Installing New Lights Using Old Wiring
How you violate the electrical code here is with installing new lighting on the old wires which can affect them negatively. There is a big variance between today’s and the olden days wires in that the old ones could take only 60 degrees C but those for today take as high as 90 degrees C.
A splice box is the only help for your home and this can only be if your home’s wiring was done before 1987. You also need new wiring three feet so that the old and new light fixtures can be connected. This way you do not have to rewire the whole circuit. Your upgrade panel has the date when wiring was done in your home that is if you do not have the dates. The dates are given only for wires manufactured after 1987 but before do not have a date.
Overcrowding Of Wires
Sometimes people tend to force many wires in a small home during rough wiring. Burning can occur when the wires disintegrate from the insulation. Burned wires are not easily seen and this exposed the conductors.
You need not force many wires in a hole if this has to be corrected. Ensure there is room shifting of wires and no burning.
If you connected two or more wires are connected then that’s when illegal splices are violated. The dangers exposed by illegal splices can only be contained inside a junction box. The legality of a splice box is during temporary lighting and troubleshooting the circuits.
You can correct this by hiring an electrician to put a junction box and put the wires in the box and form the splice with wire nuts and a cover plate on top of the box.
These corrections are not exhaustive but they are most common today.