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    Default Discoloration on Insualtion of wires

    Last edited by Jeff Eastman; 12-19-2007 at 02:29 PM.
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    Default Re: Discoloration on Insualtion of wires

    Jeff, any other visual evidence such as corrosion or melted insulation? Was the wire gauge properly sized for the serving breaker?


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    Default Re: Discoloration on Insualtion of wires

    Could not tell from the photo, but that is just the outer covering on THHN/THHW/etc., and it probably was not sunlight resistant and may have been left open for an extended time, or, possibly some type of clearner/solvent/lubricant was wiped on the conductor?

    Only 90% sure from the photo, but I'd probably not say anything about that (unless there was something more to make me suspicious of another problem).

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    Default Re: Discoloration on Insualtion of wires

    I'd go with a powder or lubricant used at the installation.

    I would not write that up alone.


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