1890's Federal or Sparkies Money Maker

Originally Posted By: psabados
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Not to bad so far

The protective conduit runs to the large side entry porch. On the exterior wall this is what you see

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Since the dwelling was vacant. I shut the power down at the main

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Glad I did so. The mud dauber nests were active too!


And this at the top

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The interior section of a mish mash of everything everknown to carry current. K&T, Cloth covered tin coated copper, BX, NM and even a few areas of stranded.

We never made it past the foundation, probable asbestos, definite mold and a cistern situation. What was allowed to happen to this house is a sin.

Recommended further eval. by a licensed and qualified electrician, noting that the entire system will most likely have to be replaced. Comments welcomed, especially on the ground/neutral config.

To further complicate things, the wooden porch (side entry) and the second floor screened in porch is about to collapse on the whole thing


Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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The enclosure doesn’t look like a 3R (outside) box. The neutral bus has ground wires on it (this should be a sub) and I see some double lugged neutrals.

I stopped looking. You are right, they need some prefessional intervention.