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Old 02-18-2017, 10:24 AM
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The vermin-proof code amendment still makes sense and I bet that is an old requirement. When NM cable was first introduced in the late 1930's, it was tar-coated, tight-woven jacketed and paper wrapped the rubber-insulated copper conductors. A veritable feast for rodents As NM cable evolved into the present thermo-plastic jacketed cable in the 1960s, the restriction remained because plastic cables are so easily damaged. I use a lot of MC cable (armor clad with separate insulated ground) in my own house, which is another 50 years older than Bob's. We get lots of mice, being surrounded by farm fields. My grandfather used BX (armor clad two-conductor) when he built their stone house in 1937. He wanted better than knob and tube, the universal method at that time.

Chicago, NYC and others are big enough that the "code" was amended to enhance safety due to population concentration. Unfortunately, few places with these risk factors could actually win against allowing the compromises inherent in "affordable housing". Philadelphia allows NM cable (aka romex) at least in low-rise buildings where the NEC permits it.
Milwaukee county didn't allow Romex wiring until the mid-70's. The electrical contractors claimed they couldn't wire the lower cost homes for the money allotted and still remain code-compliant.
Also, several surrounding counties didn't allow SE cable installations.
Some of the existing SE cable installations are starting to look pretty ratty 70 years later, especially after the tin-man worked his magic.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:36 AM
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I moved over more TVs on Saturday. Removing the chassis sure does lighten the load!


We rented a moving truck Sunday and finally moved the furniture and big consoles. We had amazing weather in the 60s both days. About 30 degrees above normal!

It's going to take a while to figure out where to put everything.


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There's still lots to do at the old place too. Like breakdown my old workshop and move the rest of the small stuff like dishes and books.
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I moved over more TVs on Saturday. Removing the chassis sure does lighten the load!

We rented a moving truck Sunday and finally moved the furniture and big consoles. We had amazing weather in the 60s both days. About 30 degrees above normal!
Chassis removal, and if the stairs are carpeted sliding the cabinet up or down on it's broadest flat surface are two of my favorite console moving tricks....Makes a 2 man job of moving a 6' wide 60's color console on stairs into a 1 man (me) job. I keep them intact on level moves...Most I can lift level my self, and those that I can't (or when I feel lazy) I've got a Menards flat furniture dolly for.

T'was 65 on Sunday up here. The kind of weather you can't pay for this time of year, but often wish you could. I changed the thermostat/housing on my GMC Saturday so that when it gets cold again the heater should work.

Looks like your making good progress.
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Was u until midnight clearing the last of my stuff from the old place. The attic was a real back breaker.
I had been stashing spare parts chassis, power transformers, test equipment etc up there for years.



Got a lot of stuff to sort out at the new place now. This is just a taste. It's going to be a while before I'm back to working on anything,



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One thing I always try to do before a fast move* (if I know it is coming in advance) is to lump as much stuff as I can into a "won't miss it" category then bring it to a swapmeet or two and unload it...Cuts down the main move work a bit.

*I've had slow ones where my house was for sale and I was living in an apartment in another state part time.
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One thing I always try to do before a fast move* (if I know it is coming in advance) is to lump as much stuff as I can into a "won't miss it" category then bring it to a swapmeet or two and unload it...Cuts down the main move work a bit.
Maybe it's time for Bob to join the WARCI & ARCI swap meets as a seller!

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Maybe it's time for Bob to join the WARCI & ARCI swap meets as a seller!

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I thought, he would be at the ARCI meet, where I met up with you.
There was some good finds there.
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The old home, Bob was living in, must really be old. I never saw brick work the high at the roof line. They probably did it to have a ceiling in the attic.
They referred to that brick, in Milwaukee as "Cream City" brick. Still a lot of it around!
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:14 AM
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Yeah, the ARCI/6m club swap meet is well worth attending ....Heck, it was better than ARCI's Radiofest meet a couple of years back when they tried to hold it at that rundown/cramped Day's Inn.

A good bit of cream city brick made it to Chicago...First house I lived in had one small outside wall of it joining the garage to the house. It was some of the newest brick of that type I've seen as my old house was built in the 40's.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:27 AM
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The old home, Bob was living in, must really be old. I never saw brick work the high at the roof line. They probably did it to have a ceiling in the attic.
They referred to that brick, in Milwaukee as "Cream City" brick. Still a lot of it around!
It was build around 1880-90 I believe. Walls are a full four bricks thick with no insulation.

I've heard it referred to as 'pink' brick around here. Reclaimed old brick sells for a quite bit.

http://www.bricks-tiles.com/Chicago.htm
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